Who is ESPN reporter Olivia Harlan?
Olivia Harlan was born on the 9th April 1993, in Kansas City, Missouri USA, and is a sports reporter, probably best recognized for working as a college football reporter for ESPN and SEC Network. She is also known for hosting the ACC All Access show, as well as for working in the position of the traveling sideline reporter for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team on FOX Sports Southeast.
Early Life and EducationOlivia Harlan was brought up with three siblings in her hometown by her father, Kevin Harlan, and her mother, Ann Harlan. Both her father and her grandfather were involved in the sports industry – Kevin Harlan is a renowned television and radio sports commentator, while her grandfather, Bob Harlan, served more than 20 years as the President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers National Football League (NFL) team.
Happy 30th anniversary to my amazing parents, the most in love people I know! Theirs is a marriage and partnership to strive for- full of respect, humor, romance, and selflessness. pic.twitter.com/8W2yP7G122
— Olivia Harlan ESPN (@Olivia_Harlan) December 26, 2017
Upon matriculation, Olivia enrolled in the University of Georgia to study Digital and Broadcast Journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, graduating with honors in 2014. While at the university, Olivia wrote reports for its website, and she was also responsible for creating and hosting “Dawg Sitting”, a weekly segment that concentrated on a different football player each week. In addition to this, she did reports for the Bulldogs, a college team, and hosted “Game Day” on Saturdays.
Speaking about Olivia’s subsequent career, her rise to fame began in 2010, when she participated in the Miss Kansas Teen USA contest and managed to win the title. After the contest, she used her title to start her career as a sports reporter. In the very beginning, she worked around the Kansas City, focusing on Good Health, healthy mind and body education in school, gradually becoming known and increasing her exposure.
Some pics from Michael Ricke from Louisville at Kentucky. You’d never know from Coach Petrino’s face that they just won the Governor’s Cup?? pic.twitter.com/eQmzqvEy1b
— Olivia Harlan ESPN (@Olivia_Harlan) November 28, 2017
Rise to Fame
Olivia’s breakthrough came in 2013, when she became the co-host of a daily web series for her grandfather’s former NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. Moreover, in the following year, she started working as a correspondent for SEC and ACC football for Fox Sports South and Raycom, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.
— Olivia Harlan ESPN (@Olivia_Harlan) December 3, 2017
Two years later, Olivia moved on to join one of the largest sports broadcasting channels, ESPN, and began working as a sideline reporter for college football games. Beside that, she also became the host of the ACC All Access show, and a sideline reporter for the NBA team the Atlanta Hawks, so her popularity and net worth was certainly rising.
My Dad just told me that he broadcasted @KStateFB Snyder’s first bowl game in 1993- Copper Bowl (now Cactus). Did I just do his last (in the SAME bowl)? Also weird I was born the year of the 1st… #Harlanbookend pic.twitter.com/T6X7K6nx58
— Olivia Harlan ESPN (@Olivia_Harlan) December 27, 2017
Olivia Harlan Net Worth
Her career started in 2010, and since then she has been an active member of the sports industry, primarily known as a sports reporter. So, if you ever wondered how rich Olivia Harlan is, it has been estimated from some authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is now over $1 million.
Is she engaged to Sam Dekker? Personal & Public Life
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Olivia Harlan has been engaged to professional NBA player Sam Dekker, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, since May of 2017. They started dating in 2016, but the date of their wedding is still unknown.
Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.