3TV took an innovative approach using Facebook to engage its viewers and reintroduce her as its new morning show co-anchor. She had a six-year run at the station before leaving in 2009 and has been greeted with comments on Facebook from many loyal Good Morning Arizona fans welcoming her back with open arms.
Now that your back Olivia, it’s time to share:
I’m thrilled to return to the 3-TV family and to co-anchor alongside Scott Pasmore.
I'm a southern California native. I grew up in Whittier, Calif., - home of Richard Nixon and the 1987 earthquake 🙂
My mom claims I walked around "interviewing" people as a tiny kid, so it seems journalism was meant to be. I was a great student but did ALWAYS get in trouble for talking too much-- so my family and lifelong friends think it is perfect and hilarious that I'm now getting paid to chat and chat.
I started my career as a news assistant at KTTV-TV, FOX-11 in Los Angeles. My first on-air position was as a reporter at KVII-TV, the ABC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, eventually getting promoted to morning and midday anchor.
I’ve also had the opportunity to cover some big news stories in Arizona, ranging from when I started as the station’s Northern Arizona bureau reporter to covering the 15-day prison standoff at the Lewis complex, the Baseline killer crimes as well the Washington, D.C., tribute to Arizona solider Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving in the U.S. Military.
I owe much of my personal happiness to my choice in career. I met my husband on the job when I was reporting for GMAZ and he was the police sergeant on scene of a crash, so I fell in love 10 years ago right in front of a 3TV photographer. I became a mom thanks to Catholic Charities of Southern NV Adoption Services, and I learned about the agency and its legacy of building families while reading a news story about the anniversary in a newscast in Las Vegas. My husband Tony and I are thrilled to be back in Arizona with family and friends, and can’t wait to see out son, Nate, become an Arizona sports fan.