Larra Overton is a sports reporter and anchor for Fox59 and CBS 4. Larra grew up in New Albany, Ind. and attended Indiana University where she competed in track & field and cross country, competing in several NCAA Championships. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and master’s in Sport Communication Marketing Management from IU, she began her broadcasting career at Fox41 WDRB in Louisville, KY. Larra then went on to become the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter at WTWO in Terre Haute. During that time, Larra also served as a sideline reporter for Big Ten Network’s college football coverage. Larra moved to Indianapolis in 2010 and began working for the Pacers, Fox Sports and the National Sports Journalism Center. She joined Fox59 in 2012 as a freelance traffic reporter and joined the Fox59 Morning Show full-time in 2014, then moved into the sports department in 2016. In addition to her role with Fox59, Larra continues to work for BTN as a track & field reporter. She has also taken on analyst duties for ESPN’s collegiate track & field coverage. Larra continues her passion for running, competing in many local road races. Even away from her work duties, you can often find her enjoying being a fan at local sporting events.

Recent Articles
  • Power’s likeness unveiled on Borg-Warner Trophy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It took years of work for Will Power to capture his first Indianapolis 500 victory and months of waiting to see his likeness unveiled on the Borg-Warner Trophy. The 2018 Indy 500 champion finally got a look on Wednesday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, as he joined one of racing’s most iconic fraternities. “You think about the history of this trophy,” said Power said following the unveil.  “It’s got every winner since 1911 on it, […]

  • Parks and Reich: Meet the right-hand man of the Colts head coach impacting the organization

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – He’s coach Reich’s right-hand man and Parks Frazier has a hand in just about everything that goes into preparing for game day. “I handle game plan, call sheet, practice scripts, Andrew’s wristband, I do make that as well,” Frazier explained. “I don’t want to make a mistake so much so that I double, triple, quadruple check things. So I will stay up as long as I need to making sure it’s going to be right.” Before landing […]

  • Amid three-point crazed college basketball, Butler’s Darrin Fitzgerald holds record as old as the arc itself

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – College basketball continues a trend toward more emphasis on three-point shooting. ESPN recently reported that last season, nearly 38% of all shots attempted were from behind the arc, that’s compared to just 16% when the three-point line was adopted in the 1986-87 season. But there’s one NCAA record that’s as old as the three-point line itself, held by former Butler guard and Indianapolis native Darrin Fitzgerald. “That’s one thing I don’t think will ever leave me is […]

  • Jeff Brohm staying at Purdue despite temptation from Louisville

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm will reportedly remain in West Lafayette after declining an offer from his alma mater, the University of Louisville. Brohm reportedly met with Louisville athletics director Vince Tyra on Tuesday about the program’s head coaching vacancy. In his two seasons at Purdue, Brohm has resurrected the Boilermaker football program. This season, he led the team to a win over then second-ranked Ohio State. Last week, the Boilers defeated Indiana in the […]

  • Oladipo out vs. Jazz as Pacers begin four-game road trip

    The Pacers will start their four-game road trip without Victor Oladipo. The team has ruled him out for Monday night’s game at Salt Lake. The All-Star has been battling right knee soreness the past 10 days. This will be the Pacers’ fourth-straight game without their star guard. Both Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis are battling ankle injuries but will be available when the blue and gold battle the Jazz on Monday. The Pacers (11-8) are spending a week out west […]

  • Western Boone football players looking to follow fathers’ steps to state title glory

    THORNTOWN, Ind. – For this year’s Western Boone team, there’s no shortage of reminders of the history and the team they’re chasing. “All the time, like everyone talks about it here like the main thing you see it every single day the picture it’s like on the wall of course my dad he always talks about it,” junior safety Connor Hole said. “My dad was on it,” quarterback Spencer Wright said. “He sometimes lays out his ring every once in a while on […]

  • Colts defensive end Jabaal Sheard connecting with local kids to provide unique opportunities

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Colts defensive end Jabaal Sheard is connecting with kids through their interest in technology. “A lot of kids want to play video games, everybody is into Fortnite now and Minecraft and I think Microsoft is doing a good job of teaching them coding through that system,” Sheard explained. “And hopefully it continues teaching them to grow and you never know you might have the next coder here.” Through his foundation, Jabaal has partnered with Microsoft to use […]

  • Heart condition diagnosis potentially saves lives of UIndy football player and his family members

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – “Every day that I get to step out on the field is a blessing,” said University of Indianapolis freshman Sam Schoonveld. As the running back out of Clinton Prairie High School prepared for his freshman season at UIndy, he knew he’d go through a routine physical. However, his results were anything but routine. “I was really caught off guard,” Schoonveld admitted. “I have played three sports, four sports my whole life and I have never had any […]

  • Vinatieri offers support for kids battling juvenile arthritis

    One day after celebrating his seventh birthday, Carson Rose was all smiles meeting Adam Vinatieri, but there wasn’t always so much to celebrate. “Carson was actually diagnosed when he was about 13 months old,” Carson’s mom, Chrissy, said. “We suspect he has had it since he was born which was crazy because at the time we didn’t even know kids got arthritis.” Hearing how many kids like Carson are battling juvenile arthritis inspired Adam to take action. “There’re 300,000 youths […]

  • Purdue wins opener vs Fairfield

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue opened a new season with a resounding win at Mackey Arena, beating Fairfield 90-57. Junior star guard Carsen Edwards led the way with 30 points, drilling seven three-pointers in the victory. Purdue was red hot, making 14 of 30 three pointers, going on separate 14-0 and 7-0 runs in building a 17-point edge at the half. Matt Painter has a talented squad, but is replacing four starters to help complement Edwards. Matt Haarms scored 9 […]