Fox’s Sportscaster Pam Oliver returned to the Florida A&M University, where she got started in her successful career this summer to talk to the students about how she got where she is today. She gave a very motivational talk to the young adults and emphasized that whatever they choose to do with their lives, they need to do it with passion. Even if they weren’t at the top of their class like she wasn’t, all it really takes to be a winner is that drive to go places. Oliver went into detail about all the steps she took that landed her the job at ESPN, and hopefully the students were able to take something away from it.
The Texas-born sportscaster grew up in a military family and had the privilege of getting to live all around the United States during her childhood. From the very beginning she preferred to watch sports programs over TV shows made for kids, which is where her love for athletics was born. Oliver graduated from FAMU with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and eventually worked her way up to ESPN in 1993 after working at several local stations. In addition to being a current sidelines broadcaster, she is also a contributor to the 60 minutes program.
Oliver returned to her former school recently to talk to a group of students about finding their passion and making it into a career. As long as people do something they love, it will never feel like just work.
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