NFL Sports Broadcast Reporter
For 24 seasons, Pam Oliver has been the go-to reporter during some of the biggest NFL games on FOX. As an African American woman reporting from the sidelines, Oliver is a trailblazer in sports reporting.
For 24 seasons, Pam Oliver has been the go-to reporter during some of the biggest NFL games on FOX. As an African American woman reporting from the sidelines, Oliver is a trailblazer in sports reporting. Before transferring to sports full-time, Oliver worked in the news field for a decade. At the podium, Oliver sheds light on the challenges she’s faced, the joy she finds in the trenches with the players, and the ins and outs of today’s NFL and professional journalism.
Since joining the NFL on FOX in 1995, Pam Oliver has established herself as one of the premier sports reporters on network television. As senior correspondent, Oliver currently contributes feature stories and sideline reports for FOX NFL Number one rated FOX NFL SUNDAY She is part of the network’s coverage of Super Bowl LI from Houston. The broadcast of Super Bowl LI marked the eighth time Oliver contributed to the network’s coverage of a Super Bowl. Armed with the respect and esteem of NFL players and coaches, Oliver’s straightforward and open interviewing style consistently produces topical and substantive reports.
Oliver served as co-anchor of FSN South’s SOUTHERN SPORTS REPORT from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Oliver served as a reporter at ESPN, where she contributed to reports on the NFL Playoffs and NFC Championship Game. Pam’s duties also included working as a feature reporter on ESPN’s Monday Night –pre-game coverage. After the football season concluded, Oliver’s ESPN assignments included the NBA Finals, coverage of Dream Team II at the 1995 World Championships of Basketball, Major League Baseball and college sports.
Oliver has received numerous awards including a prestigious Gracie Award in May 2018 for her exemplary contributions to sports. In 2008, she was honored by WISE (Women In Sports and Events) and chosen in their “Women of the Year.”
Oliver began her broadcasting career as a community affairs reporter for public television. Prior to joining ESPN, Oliver worked at KHOU in Houston as a sports reporter.
Before moving to KHOU, she worked in a similar capacity at WTVT in Tampa, Fla. Oliver’s additional television credits came at WIVB in Buffalo, N.Y., WAAY in Huntsville, Ala., WALB in Albany, Ga., and WFSU in Tallahassee, Fla.
A graduate of Florida A&M University, Oliver earned her degree in broadcast journalism. As an undergraduate, she was NCAA an AIAW track and field All-American in both the 400 meters and the mile relay. As a member of the mile relay team, Oliver held the distinction of participating on the first women’s team from Florida A&M to win a national championship. She was inducted into the Florida A&M Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 for her individual accomplishment in the sport and again in 2016 for team accomplishments.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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