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

  Stars of ‘Swamp People’ help Cajun Navy with search and rescue efforts

Dive search and rescue efforts to resume Friday morning at Port Fourchon over 50 hours later for 12 missing crew members

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New Orleans musicians excited to perform in modified Phase 3

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Saints fans celebrate a win inside the Superdome, around the city amid COVID-19 pandemic

Boombox Frozen Pops keeps business with help from LSU Ag Center