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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
  • Hoosier homecoming even sweeter for new dad Jeff Mercer

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – The chance to oversee the program he long admired is one of a lifetime for Jeff Mercer. “As a player, growing up locally I always wanted to have an opportunity to play at Indiana and I wasn’t good enough as a player,” the former Wright State first baseman said. “So getting into coaching, ultimately I wanted to be good enough to have a chance to come back and lead this program.” It’s a homecoming for Mercer, who […]

  • Former Colt Marlin Jackson a champion for local neighborhoods with latest project

    Marlin Jackson’s latest project is building on his work within schools in some of Indy’s underserved neighborhoods. “I thought about when they go home and how can I influence and affect the community that they live and the area that their growing up,” Jackson said of his Fight For Life Foundation. That’s when the Super Bowl champion broke ground on the concept of revive construction group, partnering with Scott Blyze, who was drawn to the project after a career in […]

  • Indianapolis man captures world table tennis title

    Lining up across the table from Dick Hicks is anything but a friendly game of Ping-Pong. “Most of the time I’d be nice,” Hicks told CBS4’s Larra Overton as she prepared to face the World Table Tennis Champion. “You going to take it easy on me?” asked Larra. “Yeah,” he assured with a smile. When asked what the difference is between what is commonly called “Ping-Pong,” and competitive table tennis, he explained, “Recreational table tennis in your basement is to […]

  • NFL mascots collaborate, contribute during Mascot Summit in Indy

    Having a career in costume makes the life of an NFL mascot anything but typical. “Our office is not a cubicle. It’s not inside the complex. My office is a blue, furry pretend horse costume,” Trey Mock, Colts mascot program coordinator, explained. That’s why gathering 16 of the league’s furry and feathered for the annual NFL Mascot Summit is one of their most valued resources. “We call it a little ‘fur-ternity,’” Falcons Mascot Program Coordinator Jeremy Legg said with a […]

  • Final preparations underway for Colts Training Camp at Grand Park

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – With the first Colts Training Camp at Grand Park kicking off in just over two weeks, much progress is being made both on the three practice fields and indoor amenities. “As you can see behind us, the weight room is in,” Grand Park Director William Knox said, gesturing to the full strength and conditioning set up. “We are actually starting our full load in next week, with the completion of the bleachers, putting in the goal posts […]

  • Purdue student finds support, encouragement in sports community as he battles cancer

    CARMEL, Ind. – Through everything that has changed for Tyler Trent the past four years, his positivity persists. “When you’re living with a life or death disease, your appreciation for things, even small things, changes,” Trent explained. “Because I don’t know if I am going to wake up tomorrow, that’s not guaranteed, so I just have to trust the Lord and what today brings and take advantage of today.” Trent is battling another bout with osteosarcoma. The Carmel native was […]

  • Purdue’s Edwards named top returning player in college basketball

    The college basketball season is months away from tip off, but Purdue’s Carsen Edwards is already garnering high praise for the upcoming season. NCAA March Madness named the junior guard as the top returning player for the 2018-2019 season. Last season, Edwards helped lead the Boilermakers to a 30-7 overall record and a spot in the Sweet Sixteen. The 6-foot, 1-inch guard led Matt Painter’s team with 18.5 points per game. His 686 points last season were the most by […]

  • Pacers open summer league practice, reuniting UCLA products Alford, Holiday, Leaf

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There’s quick chemistry on the Pacers’ summer roster  with TJ Leaf, Aaron Holiday and Bryce Alford all having played at UCLA. “That was a really good UCLA team that these guys are all from, so it doesn’t surprise me that all of us are getting opportunities in this league,” Alford admitted. “It’s a coincidence that we are all in the same spot, but the Pacers are a smart organization,” he added with a smile. “There will be […]

  • Play-based summer program benefits kids in Indy’s Brookside community

    A basketball clinic in the Brookside neighborhood is coaching more than just jump shots. “What we learned in working with the children in our community, is that especially from a high poverty neighborhood like ours, the kids suffer from trauma and so play-based therapy actually helps them relieve that trauma mentality and move into a place of development where safety is created,” Andrew Neal, director of Brookside Community Play, explained. “That’s why it’s important that we focus on play and […]

  • Pat McAfee on reuniting with Colts to host Kickoff Concert, weighs in on new era for his former franchise

    “These are my dress up jorts because i knew the news was coming, khaki-colored jorts, it’s a good day,” Pat McAfee said with a smile, tugging on his tan-toned denim shorts while perched, appropriately, on a stool at the Barstool Heartland studios. And it seems most days are good days when you’re Pat McAfee. “I never imagined being this busy, but it’s real fulfillment to like put out good vibes into the world and hopefully receive them and make people […]