Olivia Jakiel

Associate Editor, Nights – PEOPLE


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Kat Von D Finally Sells Her L.A. Mansion with a Blood-Red Pool for $7.8 Million — See Inside!
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 05: Television personality Vicki Gunvalson attends her breakup party at the "Kings of Hustler" male revue at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club on February 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Vicki Gunvalson Says She Cried When She Heard Tamra Judge Was Returning to 'RHOC' : 'I Have FOMO' 
This photo provided by KION-TV shows multiple agencies responding to Watsonville Municipal Airport, northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, Calif. after 2 planes attempting to land collided on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport and at least two of the three occupants were killed. (KION-TV via AP)
'Multiple Fatalities' Reported After 2 Planes Collide Mid-Air Above Calif. Airport: City Officials
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Man Who 'Targeted Young Women' Convicted of Decades-Old Murders with Help of Investigative Genetic Genealogy
BOULDER CITY, NV - JULY 12: The Lake Mead 2021 watermark, the country's largest man-made water reservoir, formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in the Southwestern United States, which has dropped 2 inches every day since February (26 feet in one year), is viewed as the lake is at approximately 25% capacity is viewed on July 12, 2022 near Boulder City, Nevada. The lake, a national recreation area, located within the states of Nevada and Arizona 24 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, serves water to the states of Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada, as well as parts of Mexico, providing fresh water to nearly 20 million people and large swaths of farmland. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
5th Set of Human Remains Found at Lake Mead in Recent Months
Texas Flip N Move Star Randy Martin Dead at 65
'Texas Flip N Move' Star Randy Martin, Known as 'The Lone Wolf,' Dead at 65
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally retouched) Jonah Hill attends the 'Mid 90's' photocall during the 69th Berlin International Film Festival Berlin at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jonah Hill Will No Longer Promote His Films to Avoid Anxiety Attacks: 'Important Step to Protect Myself'
Veteran Police Officer and Cancer Survivor Dies in Bicycle Crash While Training for Ironman Competition
Ironman Athlete, Veteran Police Officer and Cancer Survivor Brian Kozera Dead After Bicycle Crash
Ezra Miller attends Time 100 Next at Pier 17 on November 14, 2019 in New York City
Ezra Miller Seeking Treatment for 'Complex Mental Health Issues,' Apologizes for 'Past Behavior'
Steve Irwin at the "Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World" - Los Angeles Premiere at The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic); Bindi Irwin attends the Critics' Choice Real TV Awards on June 02, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)
Bindi Irwin Marks World Elephant Day with Throwback Photo of Late Dad Steve Irwin
FBI Search at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Sought Classified Nuclear Documents: Report
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: A view of the stage during the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 09, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association)
Golden Globes Returning to NBC in 2023 amid Diversity Controversy Is 'Not a Done Deal': Reports
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Leona Lewis and Dennis Jauch attend the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb, Neuro Drinks and Walmart on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Leona Lewis Welcomes First Baby with Husband Dennis Jauch: 'Then There Were Three'
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 07: Rapper Mystikal performs onstage during the No Limit Reunion Tour at 2020 Funkfest at Legion Field on November 07, 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Rapper Mystikal Charged with First-Degree Rape, False Imprisonment After Arrest: Police
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) North West and Kim Kardashian attend the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 06, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian Shows Off North West's Yeezy Design Sketches in Series of Artistic Photos
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True Thompson Looks All Grown Up While Jet-Setting with Mom Khloé Kardashian: 'My Little Lady'
Comedian Lil Duval Reveals He Was Hit by a Car
Comedian Lil Duval Airlifted to Hospital After Being Hit by a Car at 'Full Speed' While Riding ATV
FALL RIVER, MA - MARCH 19: Police tape hangs in front of gravestones at the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, MA, where markers were vandalized, on March 19, 2019. Police are trying to figure out who vandalized approximately 25 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. Fall River police Sergeant J.T. Hoar said the vandalism at the Hebrew Cemetery on McMahon Street was discovered by a groundskeeper who reported it to police Sunday afternoon. Police said approximately 25 gravestones were defaced with anti-Semitic phrases and drawings of swastikas, and others were knocked over. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
2 Teens Charged with Murder After 71-Year-Old's Body Is Found in Hand-Dug Grave in Alabama: Police
Los Angeles, California, USA - May 15, 2021: Cordon tape secures the scene of an LAPD incident.
Calif. Father Arrested After 5-Year-Old Boy Found Unconscious in Bathtub Dies: Police
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Candace Cameron Bure Addresses JoJo Siwa Calling Her 'Rudest Celebrity' in TikTok Video: 'All Good'
Man Charged after elderly man killed by pack of 7 dogs primary: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=428909475946222&set=pcb.428911012612735 credit Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office
Texas Man, 47, Charged After Elderly Man Fatally Mauled by Pack of 7 Dogs in Unprovoked Attack
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Missing Mom Christina Powell Found Dead Inside Car in Mall Parking Lot Miles from Home: Police
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon appears in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Vince McMahon Announces Retirement from WWE amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: Nick Cannon poses at the opening night of the new play "Thoughts of a Colored Man" on Broadway at The Golden Theatre on October 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)
Nick Cannon Says He'd 'Never Judge Someone' for How Many Kids They Have While Discussing Monogamy