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WLWT and Hearst Television announced Thursday Olivia Ray has joined the WLWT News 5 team as Sports Anchor/Reporter.
Viewers can expect to see Ray covering local Cincinnati sports on WLWT effective immediately.
Ray is an Emmy Award winning Sports Reporter and Anchor who was most recently at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, where she covered the Colts, Pacers, and Indy Car Racing.
Ray also reported live from the sidelines and courtside during the biggest games for Indiana University, Purdue University, and Butler University, as well as local High School sports.
Ray began her career at WSBT in South Bend, IN covering Notre Dame Football.
Ray is a graduate of Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism.
“Olivia’s experience covering the NFL, Big Ten, Big East, as well as in-depth local coverage of High School sports makes her a great addition to our team,” said WLWT News Director Jeff Benscoter. “Olivia is an Indiana native, and we’re excited to have her covering her hometown region,” Benscoter added.
“I’m thrilled to join the WLWT Sports team and the Hearst Television family,” Ray said. “This is such an exciting time for Cincinnati sports. From professional, to college, to high school, I can’t wait to tell stories surrounding our local teams,” Ray added.
About WLWT
For over 74 years, WLWT has been Leading the Way as the first TV station in Cincinnati, and the first NBC affiliate in the country. WLWT serves the community by delivering local news, weather, sports, and entertainment programming on WLWT 5-1, WLWT 5-2 Me-TV, and online at and through the WLWT App. WLWT is owned and operated by Hearst Television
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