Typically, sports journalism is a male-dominated field.
Oliva Dekker, on the other hand, managed to crack the code and establish herself as a renowned figure in the area at such a young age. She is most known for covering the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks on the sidelines, but she has also presented the ACC All Access and worked with the SEC Network.
Biography of Olivia Dekker
26-years-old Olivia Harlan was born in Kansas city of the United States in 1993. She was born on April 9th.
Olivia comes from a sporting family; she is the granddaughter of the former President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers. Her father is Kevin Harlan, a play-by-play announcer for CBS and TNT.
Apart from her parents, she has three siblings: Rob, Abigail, and Haley Harlan Mancuso.
The reporter received her education at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is linked with the University of Georgia. She earned a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.
Olivia possesses both intelligence and good looks. She stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 m) and weighs in at a size that complements her lean stature.
Who is your husband if you are married?
Olivia is one of those individuals who has been equally blessed in their personal and professional life. She is dating Sam Dekker, a professional American basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The pair began dating in 2016 after meeting in Houston. They dated blissfully for a year before Sam got down on one knee and proposed to her on May 26, 2017.
On 27th May 2017, the reporters announced the engagement to the world via Olivia’s Instagram profile. She stated that she has been in love with Sam since they met and proudly displayed her enormous gem.
The pair married a year later on 14 July 2018.
The wedding took place in the company of their friends and family in Door County. As a sign of their humanity, the duo requested donations to the Children’s Cancer Family Foundation (CCFF) in lieu of gifts.
They even encouraged the public to donate to the charity, and everybody who made a donation of $50 or more received an autographed thank you letter from the pair. And Olivia adopted her husband’s surname following the wedding.
While the team is now touring Europe, they have not yet welcomed children into their homes.
Career & Wealth
Olivia competed in the Miss Kansas Teen USA pageant in 2010. She won the competition that launched her career as a reporter. During the early stages of her newfound celebrity, she focused on the health and education of young school pupils.
In 2013, the reporter co-hosted the Green Bay Packers camp’s daily web series. With her increasing success, she also landed the post of SEC and ACC football correspondent for Fox Sports South and Raycom in 2014.
Olivia began her work with ESPN in 2015 as a sideline reporter for college football games. She previously worked as a sideline reporter for the Atlanta Hawks and as a host for Fox Sports’ ACC All Access.
Olivia has established a successful career in the journalism profession. And, while her net worth is unknown, she does live a luxurious lifestyle. A portion of it is due to her celebrity husband’s reported salary of 1.646 Million.