Dori Olmos is a digital desk producer at 5 On Your Side in St. Louis and interim team lead.
As a digital desk producer, Dori urgently and aggressively covers breaking and developing stories, manages newsroom assignments and oversees the quality of 5 On Your Side digital content efforts across all platforms. She writes a little bit of everything but loves spreading positive news and creating a social experience for viewers.
Dori is excited to work at the TV station she grew up watching. Joining the 5 On Your Side team in August 2018 was a full-circle moment for her. Dori knew she wanted to be a news producer after a class field trip to the station in grade school.
So, being a St. Louis native, what’s her answer to the famous St. Louis question? Bishop DuBourg High School!
Before moving back to St. Louis, Dori spent four years at WUSA9, 5 On Your Side’s sister station in Washington, D.C., where she earned regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for her work on special projects. Covering Pope Francis’ visit and a presidential inauguration were career highlights while she was in D.C.
Dori graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She spent a decade working as a news producer at several TV stations in Missouri, Baltimore and D.C. Since then, she’s been an innovator in finding new ways to connect with viewers through social media and in newscasts. She also produces Abby Llorico's Abby Eats St. Louis podcast.
Road trips are something Dori loves (it’ll be tough to beat a camper van trip through Iceland!), as well as listening to true crime podcasts and spoiling her rescue dog, Milo.