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Welcome! I’m Olivia.

I’m a journalist, host, professor, blogger, visual storyteller, media consultant and nutrition specialist.


About

Olivia Smith is an Emmy award-winning, multi-platform journalist based in Los Angeles. She is the Executive Producer of Next Generation Storytelling at ABC7. Olivia focuses on telling stories for all media platforms in addition to supervising and training her team. Prior to ABC7, Olivia helped build the digital video teams for ABC News National and Good Morning America.

Olivia has reported from the Oscars, from a marijuana field, from the top of a mountain and from a sleeper bus across the country. She has covered topics like female genital cutting and black market drugs. Olivia has been to wildfires, chased kidnappers, traveled to political conventions and even become a mermaid for a day.

Olivia is the founder and creator of Get Savvy with Social, a media and lifestyle company and blog, and she offers media consulting services. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Olivia is a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well.

Olivia is a content creator with extensive experience of 15+ 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, CNN Business, 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, NY1 News and the Columbia Journalism Review.

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Work

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LivWell

With #LivWell, Olivia explores culture, lifestyle, health and wellness – it’s Life with Liv!

Olivia goes by @LivNews on all platforms and uses the hashtags:

#LivNews for media and career
#LivWell for lifestyle, travel, family, health and wellness
#GetSavvyWithSocial for all blog-related content

Aside from working in news, she is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a jump rope Olympian (true story!).

Olivia is also the founder and creator of Get Savvy with Social, LLC. The media and lifestyle blog covers tips on how to be the savviest digital socialite along with tips on how to live a well-rounded life. She also offers media consulting services!

Olivia’s favorite part of working as a journalist is learning something new every day, and she wants to use this platform to share that with you. From tick bites and food allergies, to mastering wellness routines, 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 or visit her blog & YouTube Channel for more!

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Honors

Emmy Award Nominee
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Nominated as a television correspondent for Outstanding News Special for ABC’s team network coverage of the Solar Eclipse.

Emmy Award
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Awarded in the category of Outstanding Morning Program for “Good Morning America.”

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.

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.

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