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Name: Olivia Dekker

Date of Birth: April 8th, 1993

Network: ESPN

Biography: Olivia Dekker (née Harlan) is a ESPN/SEC Network college football sideline reporter and was Miss Kansas Teen USA in 2010, completing in the Miss Teen USA 2010.

Her father is Kevin Harlan, a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports, TNT Sports, and the NFL on Westwood One Sports. And her grandfather is Bob Harlan, a former executive for the Green Bay Packers.

She has three brothers and sisters. She graduated at the University of Georgia in 2014. She grew up in Kansas City, Kansas.

Prior to Dekker joining ESPN in 2015, Dekker covered SEC and ACC football for Fox Sports South and Raycom as a reporter and she co-hosted a daily web series for the Green Bay Packers training camp as the team reporter.

She was previously a sideline reporter for Green Bay Packers preseason games on Packers TV Network, and a host of ACC All-Access and sideline reporter for Atlanta Hawks games on Fox Sports South.

Dekker and her father Kevin Harlan made history by being the first father-daughter to call a NFL game when the San Francisco 49ers played the Green Bay Packers on October 15th, 2018.

Harlan was the play by play announcer and Dekker was the sideline reporter for Westwood One. She covered World TeamTennis for CBS Sports in 2019.

Dekker is married to Sam Dekker who played in the NBA for four seasons and played on the Wisconsin Badgers Basketball team from 2012-2015 which included being back to back Final Fours teams in 2014 and 2015.

Twitter: OliviaDekker

Instagram: oliviaharlandekker

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