Pamela Donielle "Pam" Oliver (born March 10, 1961) is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games.
- Early life 1.1
- Education 1.2
- Professional career 1.3
- Awards 2
- References 3
- External links 4
Oliver was born in Dallas, Texas. With her father being in the United States Air Force, Oliver and her family moved several times during her childhood, Texas, Michigan, Washington, California and Florida. Instead of watching children's shows, Oliver preferred watching sports.
As a teenager, Oliver lived in Niceville, Florida, where she attended Niceville High School. In high school, Oliver excelled in tennis, basketball, and track and field. After graduating, Oliver enrolled at Florida A&M University, where she continued her track endeavors, becoming a college All-American in both the 400-meter and the mile relay. Oliver earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and graduated in 1984.
Oliver began her broadcasting career at
- Pam Oliver at the Internet Movie Database
- "Outstanding Woman in Journalism", Ebony (2004)
On July 14, 2014, it was announced that the 2014 NFL season would be Oliver's last as an NFL sideline reporter. She would be moved to the network's #2 NFL broadcasting team, while Erin Andrews would take over as sideline reporter on the #1 crew. In early 2015, Fox extended Oliver's sideline reporting job with the #2 team through the 2016 season.
In 1993, Oliver joined the sports television network ESPN. In 1995, Oliver joined Fox Sports, where she worked as a sideline reporter with the network's number-one broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. In 2005, Oliver joined TNT as a sideline reporter for their NBA Playoffs coverage.
, where she continued to be a sports anchor. Houston in KHOU-TV, where she began her career as a sports anchor in 1991. Oliver moved to Tampa, Florida in WTVT in 1988. Two years later in 1990, Oliver moved to Buffalo, New York in WIVB-TV. After that stop, Oliver moved to Huntsville, Alabama in WAAY-TV The next year, Oliver moved to