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
  • Colts, Luck begin offseason workout program

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Andrew Luck returned to the Colts Complex on Monday from an offseason that instead of being filled with treatments, rehabilitation and doubts, was one in which he relaxed enough to travel, rest and even get married. “It’s great,” the Colts franchise quarterback said of newlywed life. “We have been together for a decade so not much has changed besides a ring on the finger and she has great insurance now,” he added with a laugh. As he and […]

  • Turner, Bogdanovic among Pacers ruled out for regular season finale at Hawks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ahead of the Pacers season finale on Wednesday night, the team has ruled several starters out for Wednesday’s game against the Hawks. Myles Turner, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young and Wesley Matthews, who started in the team’s regular season home finale on Sunday against the Nets, are out. They have also ruled out the team’s sixth man, Domantas Sabonis, as the team wraps up the regular season in Atlanta. Bogdanovic is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 18 points […]

  • Colts Cheer Showcase to be held Sunday at Hilbert Circle Theatre

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts Cheerleaders will select the 2019 squad at the conclusion of the Colts Cheer Showcase at Hilbert Circle Theatre. The finale begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 and will include a group performance, individual solos, an interview with each finalist, small group routines, and a special performance with Down Syndrome Indiana. An open call audition was held one week prior, narrowing the field to 47. Those finalists have been evaluated throughout the week, not […]

  • IU, Butler accept NIT bids

    After Indiana was left out of the NCAA Tournament, regarded as one of the “first four out,” they accepted an invitation to the NIT. The Hoosiers are the top seed in their bracket and will host ninth-seeded St. Francis (PA) on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall. “First, it is an honor to earn an invitation to post season play of any kind and our program will treat it as such,” IU Head Coach Archie Miller said in a statement Sunday […]

  • IU football implementing emerging sports performance technology

    Inside the weight room at Memorial Stadium, gauging an athlete’s performance goes well beyond the weight on a bar. “It’s not as simple as throw one program at a whole roster and hope it works,” Dr. Matt Rhea, IU Football athletic performance coach, said. IU is on the cutting edge of using this technology, and implementing its results, to achieve optimal results for each individual athlete. “A lot of people might have similar tools, but you gain a significant advantage […]

  • Butler regular season finale at Providence, 83-70

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves scored 24 points as Providence beat Butler 83-70 on Saturday. Isaiah Jackson added 20 points for the Friars. Reeves made 6 of 8 3-pointers. Alpha Diallo had 11 points and nine rebounds for Providence (17-14, 7-11 Big East Conference). Kalif Young added eight rebounds and four blocks. Paul Jorgensen had 17 points for the Bulldogs (16-15, 7-11). Kamar Baldwin added 15 points. Joey Brunk had 13 points. The Friars improve to 2-0 against the […]

  • Butler prepares to honor Fowler, Jorgensen on Senior Night vs. Xavier

    As Butler closes out it’s home schedule Tuesday night against rival Xavier, the Bulldogs are looking for much needed momentum to take them through the final week of the regular season and on to the Big East Tournament. The Dawgs are looking to snap a three-game losing streak when they tip off at 6pm on what will be Senior Night for center Nate Fowler and Paul Jorgensen. Head coach Lavall Jordan was asked about the impact the two have made […]

  • #15 Purdue heads to Bloomington to battle rival Indiana

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Tuesday’s rivalry battle between Indiana and Purdue features two teams with seasons that have gone in polar opposite directions. While the 15th-ranked Boilermakers seem to be hitting their stride, winning nine of their last 10, IU is limping into Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers have just one victory in their last 11 games, an overtime win over then 6th-ranked Michigan State. However, when it comes to in-state bragging rights, toss out the standings. “Records don’t matter for a rivalry […]

  • Butler basketball manager launches push-up challenge as cancer research fundraiser

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As Butler basketball makes its push through the Big East schedule, one member of the team is making a push of his own. “People have really stepped up for Noah, and he has stepped up for a lot of people that need some help,” Butler junior forward Sean McDermott said. Noah Weiss is a student manager for the Dawgs, and in addition to his workload of practices, games and classes, he’s shouldered a campaign to raise money […]

  • Butler knocks off DePaul, 86-69

    Butler rallied to a strong second half to knock off Big East foe DePaul on the road Wednesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. The 86-69 victory marked 19 straight wins in Chicago for the Bulldogs. Butler trailed most of the first half, then went on a 17-0 run into the second half to secure the victory. The Dogs outscored the Blue Demons 51-29 in the second, sparked by a strong three-point attack. Sophomore Jordan Tucker, a Duke transfer, came […]

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