Pam Oliver

Pam Oliver (born 1960/1961)[1] is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games.

Pam Oliver
Oliver in December 2021
Born1960/1961 (age 61–62)
Alma materFlorida A&M University
Years active1985–present

Early life and education

Oliver was born in Dallas, Texas.[2] She attended Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida, where she excelled in tennis, basketball, and track and field.[2] At Florida A&M University, she was an All-American in both the 400-meter and the mile relay.[2]

Professional career

Oliver began her broadcasting career at WALB in Albany, Georgia in 1985 as a news reporter.[3] The next year, Oliver moved to WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. After that stop, Oliver moved to WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York in 1988. Two years later in 1990, Oliver moved to WTVT in Tampa, Florida, where she began her career as a sports anchor in 1991. Oliver moved to KHOU-TV in Houston, where she continued to be a sports anchor.

In 1993, Oliver joined ESPN. In 1995, Oliver joined Fox Sports, where she worked as a sideline reporter with the network's number-one broadcast team, Pat Summerall and John Madden.[4] In 2005, Oliver joined TNT as a sideline reporter for their NBA Playoffs coverage and worked as a Sideline Reporter for the NBA Playoffs on TNT until 2009.[5]

On July 14, 2014, Fox moved her to the network's #2 NFL broadcasting team, while Erin Andrews took over as sideline reporter on the #1 crew.[6] In early 2015, Fox extended Oliver's sideline reporting job with the #2 team through the 2016 season.[7] Oliver has continued in that role as of the 2022 season.


  1. "Fox Is Sidelining Pam Oliver". The Tampa Bay Times. July 15, 2014. p. 41. Oliver, 53, was a sports anchor for WTVT in the 1990s...
  2. "Pam Oliver | RightFielders Women in Sports". August 9, 2007. Archived from the original on September 10, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  3. "Author teams up with sportscaster « Sonja Lewis". Archived from the original on April 21, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  4. "Pam Oliver - FOX Sports on MSN | FOX Sports on MSN". Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  5. "The Q, with TNT sideline reporter Pam Oliver". Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  6. Richard Deitsch (July 14, 2014). "Erin Andrews replaces Pam Oliver on Fox's No. 1 NFL team". Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  7. Richard Deitsch (March 9, 2015). "Fox's Pam Oliver returns to sidelines for 2015, 2016". Retrieved November 20, 2016.
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