Gracies Leadership Awards

Keynote Speaker
Pam Oliver

Sports Reporter, FOX Sports

Since joining the NFL on FOX in 1995, Pam Oliver has established herself as one of the premier sports reporters on network television. As senior correspondent, she currently contributes feature stories and reports for FOX NFL and FOX NFL SUNDAY.


Armed with the respect and esteem of NFL players and coaches, Oliver’s straightforward and open interviewing style consistently produces topical and substantive reports. FOX Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl LI from Houston in 2017 marked the eighth time Oliver contributed to the network’s coverage of a Super Bowl.  In 2008, she was honored by WISE (Women In Sports and Events) and chosen in their “Women of the Year” class alongside Rita Benson LeBlanc, Owner and Executive Vice President, New Orleans Saints, and Molly Solomon, Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics.


Oliver served as co-anchor of FSN South’s SOUTHERN SPORTS REPORT from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Oliver served as a reporter at ESPN, where she gained football experience covering the NFL Playoffs and the NFC Championship Game. In addition to her duties as feature reporter on NFL Prime Monday, she covered each Monday Night Football match-up. After the football season concluded, Oliver’s ESPN assignments included the NBA Finals and coverage of Dream Team II at the 1995 World Championships of Basketball. Oliver began her broadcasting career as a community affairs reporter for public television. Prior to joining ESPN, Oliver worked at KHOU in Houston as a sports reporter and anchor for one year. Before moving to KHOU, she worked in a similar capacity at WTVT in Tampa, Fla. Oliver’s additional television credits came at WIVB in Buffalo, N.Y., WAAY in Huntsville, Ala., WALB in Albany, Ga., and WFSU in Tallahassee, Fla.


A graduate of Florida A&M University, Oliver earned her degree in broadcast journalism. As an undergraduate, she was an NCAA and AIAW track and field All-American in both the 400 meters and the mile relay. As a member of the mile relay team, Oliver held the distinction of participating on the first women’s team from Florida A&M to win a national championship. She was inducted into the Florida A&M Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.