Olivia Harlan
Born (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 30)
Other namesOlivia Dekker, Olivia Harlan-Dekker
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
OccupationSideline reporter
Years active2013–present
(m. 2018)

Olivia Harlan Dekker (born April 8, 1993) is an American sportscaster, working as a sideline reporter for ESPN College Football, the NFL on Westwood One Sports, and Big Ten Network basketball.

Early life and education

Harlan grew up in Mission Hills, Kansas.[citation needed] Her father is play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan. Her grandfather is former Green Bay Packers chief executive officer Bob Harlan. She was named Miss Kansas Teen USA in 2010.[citation needed] She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014.[1]


Harlan has covered SEC and ACC football for FOX Sports South and Raycom. She has co-hosted a daily Green Bay Packers training camp web series and worked as a sideline reporter for preseason games on Packers TV Network. She has been a sideline reporter for Atlanta Hawks games on FOX Sports South.[1] With her father Kevin Harlan as play-by-play announcer and Olivia as sideline reporter, the Harlans became the first father-daughter duo to call an NFL game together.[2] She joined ESPN in 2015.[1] She covered World TeamTennis for CBS Sports in 2019.[3] In 2020, she covered football games for the Big Ten Network. In 2021, she joined BetMGM as host.[4] Harlan also works as a Sideline Reporter for the NFL Playoffs on Westward One.

Personal life

Harlan has three brothers and sisters.[citation needed] She is married to professional basketball player Sam Dekker with whom she has a son.[5][6][7] The couple was named 2018 People of the Year by The Sheboygan Press.[8] She serves on the board of directors for the Children's Cancer Family Foundation.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Olivia Dekker". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Father and Daughter make history". USA Today. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ Tennis Panorama News (3 August 2019). "Springfield Lasers and New York Empire Reach World TeamTennis Championship Final". tennispanorama.com. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  4. ^ BetMGM. "Olivia Harlan Dekker Joins BetMGM as Host & Media Personality". betmgm.com. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Dekker Harlan married". The Knot. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sam Dekker Olivia Harlan Wisconsin's Royal Wedding". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  7. ^ Dombeck, Tom. "Twitter reacts to birth of Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan Dekker's son, Harlan Wolf Dekker". The Sheboygan Press. Retrieved 2023-08-24.
  8. ^ "Sheboygan's 2018 People of the Year". sheboyganpress.com. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Board of Directors". ccffnew.org. Retrieved 5 August 2019.