Stefania Okolie
Stefania Okolie joined ABC13 as a reporter/MMJ in October of 2018.

A South Florida native, and a lover of all things outdoors, Stefania is happy to now wear Texas boots.

Stefania graduated from the University of South Carolina in December of 2013 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Entertainment Management.

Her career in journalism began right after college in 2014, where she worked for two years as a reporter/anchor in Norfolk, Virginia.

She moved on to Phoenix, Arizona where she worked for two years as a Reporter. There, she covered and helped to break major developments on several of the biggest stories in the market.

Her reports have gained international attention, including breaking stories on police brutality that forced internal investigations, and her coverage of high profile murder and missing women cases.
Stefania considers her role as a journalist to be a public service duty and a privilege.

"I have the power to go into marginalized communities and share the stories of families who thought they did not matter. Whether it is on the worst day of their life or the best day of their life, I can offer an outlet for their voice to be heard," Stefania says.

Aside from her passion for storytelling, Stefania is a food and fitness addict and a true beach lover. When she's not working, she enjoys designing, getting lots of sun, yoga, and kickboxing.

Stefania's Stories
Grandmother's Christmas decorations stolen for 3rd time
The grandmother affectionately known as "Nanny" had to watch her mouth when she had something to say to the Grinches.
East End residents pay their respects to Sgt. Brewster
"My prayers have just been with the family of the officer and all the officers," a neighbor said. "I just hope that this doesn't happen again."
Fugitive in Sugar Land clerk's killing caught after reward grew
It turns out the suspected killer was already committing crimes under a fake name when he was caught, police said.
Parents of 15-year-old don't believe he shot himself in room full of other teens
The other teens in the room say he shot himself in the head accidentally, but his parents are skeptical.
Residents try to readjust after seeing their homes damaged
The city says homes within 4,000 feet of the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas saw the most damage.
Kemah mayor strangled by husband for coming home late, police say
According to court documents, Scott Gale described the altercation as nothing more than a tussle with his wife, Kemah mayor Theresa Gale.
95 slaves reinterred at Fort Bend school work site where they were found
Fort Bend ISD plans to memorialize and honor the Sugar Land 95 with a promise to ensure their lives are not forgotten.
Out-of-town car burglars fail to outrun deputies after chase
SkyEye13 captured deputy constables capturing the three suspects in a Tomball area neighborhood.
'It hurts': Family looking for hit-and-run driver who killed mom
Authorities are looking for the driver who ran over a mother and left her to die in the street.
Teacher learned she lost home and pets to fire during class
Students and fellow teachers are coming together to help the Pershing Middle School teacher.