Olivia Vidal

Olivia Vidal


A Mandeville native, Olivia Vidal covered news all around Louisiana before returning home to join the FOX 8 News team.

She has previously worked at FOX 8's sister stations, KPLC in Lake Charles and KSLA in Shreveport.

She began her TV career at KPLC as a reporter after graduating from LSU in 2011.

She left in 2013 to take on a morning reporter position at KPLC’s sister station, KSLA News 12, in Shreveport.

Olivia returned to KPLC in 2014 to help launch a Raycom Media smartphone app before accepting a position with a local public relations firm. From there, she moved into a communications specialist role for a local petrochemical company in the Greater Lake Charles area.

After two years of working in the petrochemical industry, she returned to KPLC before joining the FOX8 team.


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Recent Articles by Olivia

  CDC says racism is a ‘threat to public’s health’

  Plaquemines Parish Council votes in opposition of Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

  Family friend of Gloria Scott recorded in ‘hush money’ voicemails says he was just helping out

  Crowds gather in French Quarter for busy Easter weekend

  Seafood in high demand on Good Friday

  More federal aid coming for bars and restaurants, but it may not be enough

‘I’m Excited!’: Mayor Cantrell on running for re-election

  St. Bernard Parish doubles vaccine rate in two weeks

  UPDATE: Saints CB Marshon Lattimore bonds out of jail, attorney says

  ‘Senseless:’ 8-year-old victim of deadly Houma shooting identified

  How to protect yourself once you are fully vaccinated

  LCMC Touro Infirmary reporting zero COVID-19 inpatients, first time since pandemic began

  ‘Belligerent’ weekend crowds influenced decision to mute St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

  New Orleans musicians excited to perform in modified Phase 3

  St. Tammany considers the stakes of proposed new casino

  Instruments and car missing after brass band musician carjacked

  ‘A nightmare:’ 3 brothers slain in the same week in New Orleans; reward offered for information

  Ways to stay safe when buying and selling items from people online

  Judge will make ruling next week on whether Cardell Hayes will get out of jail on bond

  FEMA’s NFIP redesign would increase flood insurance rates by 18 percent per year

  COVID in Louisiana: One year later

  Former NOPD officer accused of sexual assault and rape of 14-year-old girl

  More fans allowed inside Smoothie King Center as COVID positivity rate drops

  Football coach, kindergarten teacher has legs amputated after hit and run

  Vaccinated teachers could be key to lowering in-school transmission

  Fish Fry Fridays hopes to help struggling hospitality industry workers

  French Quarter bars reopen after Mardi Gras closure

  Bodycam video shows officers shutting down non-compliant bars

  Krewe of House Floats goes international

  Vaccine providers in La. receive more COVID-19 vaccines this week