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Welcome! I’m Olivia.

I’m a journalist, host, digital video expert and nutrition specialist.


About

AT A GLANCE

Olivia Smith is an Emmy award-winning, multi-platform journalist based in Los Angeles. She is a Reporter/Producer at ABC News National and Good Morning America Digital, where she creates original videos and content across all media platforms. Olivia covers a wide range of topics, from feature stories to breaking news, and specializes in culture, lifestyle, health and wellness reporting. She is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Olivia has extensive experience with 10+ years in print, broadcast, multimedia and digital journalism, as well as with local, national and international reporting. She has worked on stories for several media organizations throughout her career, including CNN, CNNMoney60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, NY1 News and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Follow Olivia for day-to-day updates on her work @LivNews and #LivWell.

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Work

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LivWell

With #LivWell, Olivia explores culture, lifestyle, health and wellness –
it’s all about living well.

Olivia’s social media handle is @LivNews, and her health and wellness clips are tagged #LivWell. Aside from being a news reporter, she is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a jump rope olympian (true story!).

Olivia’s favorite part of her job is learning something new everyday, and she wants to use this platform to share that with you. From tick bites and food allergies, to trying out cryotherapy firsthand, to reporting on FGC/FGM in the U.S., Olivia has experience with a wide range of health-related topics.

Being “healthy” isn’t always easy and often isn’t seen as “fun.” Who doesn’t like indulging now and then? Olivia focuses on better understanding health so as to maintain a happy life balance, while still getting the chance to treat yourself at times without having that nagging guilt.

Follow Olivia’s coverage and lifestyle tips – LivWell with LivNews & visit her YouTube Channel for more!

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Honors

Emmy Award
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Awarded in the category of Outstanding Video Journalism: News for the ABC News documentary “Dead Horse Bay: New York’s Hidden Treasure Trove of Trash.” It was the first-ever Emmy nomination and win for ABC News Digital.

Journalism and Women Symposium Fellowship
Journalism and Women Symposium
Awarded Emerging Journalist Fellowship and selected to attend annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project. The Journalism and Women Symposium “supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.”

Webby Award Nominee
Webby Awards
Nominated for the ABC News feature “Underground in America: Female Genital Mutilation.”

German-American Fulbright Grant
Fulbright Commission
Awarded Fulbright grant for the Berlin Capital Program. Explored German media in Berlin on a 10-day seminar with 15 American journalists.

CNN Master’s Fellowship
CNN & Columbia University
Awarded six-month fellowship to rotate through CNN’s New York bureau.

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