Olivia Caridi is an accomplished news anchor and reporter.
Olivia attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Journalism with a broadcast emphasis and a minor in English.
During her college years, she was very involved in TCU’s news operations. She served as the Director of TCU News Now, the university’s weekly television program. She was also the Executive Editor of TCU360, the school’s online digital news source. Olivia also interned at WFAA-TV Channel 8 in Dallas and at Fox Sports Southwest in Irving.
Days after graduating college in 2014, Olivia was on the road to Bristol, Virginia, where she landed her first job as a general assignment reporter at WCYB/WEMT-TV. The station, which serves the Tri-Cities region, is the top-rated news source for both the NBC and FOX affiliates.
In just two months, Olivia was promoted twice, first to the weekend morning anchor position and then to the main anchor position of the weekend evening news every Saturday and Sunday. She read the 6 p.m. news on NBC, switched desks to serve as the main anchor for Fox’s 10 p.m. show, and then returned to the NBC desk to read the 11 p.m. news. She ran her own teleprompter and was very involved in the producing of her shows.
Olivia served as a multimedia reporter during the weekdays, which involved searching for untold stories: pitching, writing, shooting and editing packages for the 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. news. She then posted finished content as well as breaking news to Twitter and Facebook and to the web through ibPublish.
She also loves to interact with the community and speak to youth at nearby high schools and colleges to share her story and inspire others to follow their broadcast dreams.
After nearly 18 months on the job, Olivia was offered the very unique opportunity to be a contestant on Season 20 of ABC’s show, “The Bachelor.” She joined the program in the hopes of finding love, but also ended up gaining a keen understanding of the appeal of reality television to modern day audiences.
With the show currently on the air, Olivia is unable to comment on the outcome. What she will say, however, is that she’s never been more excited about the future.