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

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

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

  Houston nonprofit donates costumes to Lake Area children ahead of Halloween

  Boombox Frozen Pops keeps business with help from LSU Ag Center

  Stellar Beans opens as food and supply pantry

  EVICTION 101: What you need to know about renter and landlord rights

  Watch for the signs of heat exhaustion while cleaning up debris from Laura

  Back to school with Bitmoji

  Calcasieu’s Connected Classrooms available to students Pre-K to 12th grade

  North Lake Charles produce stand thriving since 1962

  Face masks: Yes or No?

  Are Support Groups for Veterans Dying Organizations?

  SPECIAL REPORT: CPSB managing food allergies on a school-by-school basis

  PARADISE FOUND: A day with the Lake Charles Kayak Fishing Club

  Lake Charles residents concerned with growing trash problem on Contraband Bayou

  North Lake Charles: A Diamond in the Rough

  Paradise Found: Duck Hunting in Louisiana

  ‘House system’ at elementary school promotes good behavior

Rodeo Culture Runs Deep in SWLA

It may not be the mosquitoes that are biting you

Olivia Vidal joins Sunrise and FOX29 morning newscasts

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