|Pam Oliver Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1961|
Pam Oliver is an American sportscaster and correspondent, best known for her work for the games in National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA). In 2016, Pam became a correspondent for the sports TV show, 60 Minutes Sports.
Pamela Donielle Oliver
Pam, Serious Tomboy
Dallas, Texas, United States
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
She attended Arlington Park Elementary School in Dallas, Texas, United States. Pam then attended Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida, United States.
After graduating, she enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. In 1984, Pam earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.
- Father – John Oliver (He was in the United States Air Force)
- Mother – Mary Oliver (Homemaker)
- Siblings – She has 2 sisters.
Pam Oliver is represented by N.S. Bienstock (Talent Agent) in New York City, New York, United States.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Pam Oliver has dated –
- Alvin Whitney (1990-Present) – In 1990, she married a freelance producer for CNN Sports and Turner Sports, Alvin Whitney. Pam then became a step-mother to 3 kids he had from a previous marriage named Aiyana, Khail, and Anissa. Alvin was also fully supportive and caring about Pam’s diagnosis of uterine fibroid, which left her infertile.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
She has also dyed her hair ‘Black’ in the past.
Pam Oliver Facts
- As a kid, due to her dad’s occupation in the military, she moved around a lot. Pam lived in states such as Florida, Texas, California, Michigan, and Washington.
- She preferred watching sports instead of children’s shows as a kid. Her dad played a lot of football during college and they enjoyed spending time in front of the TV together.
- Pam 1st discovered her athletic ability during the time she lived in Texas. One time, she joined a track meet in her elementary school and won all 3 of the races with ease.
- Pam admitted that she was always a “news junkie” and would plan her daily schedule so she could be free to watch the news on TV.
- As a teenager, Pam was excellent in track and field, basketball, and tennis.
- Pam began her career with ESPN in 1993, with Fox Sports in 1995, and with TNT in 2005.
- During college, Pam was an All-American in both the 400-meter and 1-mile relay race. As of 2005, the record she set was not broken and she was later entered into her school’s Hall of Fame for her achievements.
- After college, Pam worked as a saleswoman at the department store cosmetics counter.
- A monthly magazine, Ebony, named her “Outstanding Woman in Journalism” in 2004.
- Erin Andrews took her role as a sideline reporter on the 1st crew for NFL in July 2014 and she was moved to the 2nd NFL broadcasting team. Her contract was extended for the next 5 years due to a hugely positive response.
- Pam won a 2018 Gracie Award for “On-Air Talent, Entertainment, and Sports”. Her colleague, NFL announcer on Fox, and a good friend, Kevin Burkhardt, called her “best ever at her job, a trailblazer and an icon.”
- A wide receiver for Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald, sneaked behind her to offer her smelling salts before a report she was about to do in December 2018, which the audience found funny.
- During a post-game interview for Dallas Cowboys in September 2019, Pam visibly jumped backward when interviewing Dak Prescott. He apologized and said he was very smelly because he was “a bad sweater”. Her social media fanbase found the situation hilarious and made “memes” and short video compilations as a joke.
- In 2019, Pam won a Lifetime Achievement Award given by Atlanta Women in Sports.
- Pam celebrated her 25th season with NFL in September 2019. She was also in the 3rd place on Fox Sports‘ list of longest-tenured on-air personalities, after Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long.
- The activities she’s very passionate about include reading and interior design.
- She is a big dog lover and has adopted many shelter dogs. Pam commonly takes animals that are ill and require special care such as a dog named Bells who was diabetic.
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