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
  • 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 […]

  • Ryan Diem to host second annual “Strike Out Cancer” fundraiser for pediatric cancer research

    Colts Super Bowl Champion Ryan Diem is partnering with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital for the second annual “Strike Out Cancer” charity bowling event, which will raise money for pediatric cancer research.  Diem spent his entire 11-year NFL career in Indianapolis and credits his head coach for instilling in his players the value of community involvement. “That all started with Coach Dungy really laying that foundation of getting involved in the community but Julie, my wife, and I found a cause […]

  • Top wide receiver, Warren Central product Bell picks Purdue

    The state’s top receiver David Bell announced Saturday that he will remain in Indiana to play collegiately, committing to Purdue University during the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. The Warren Central product is the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Football runner-up. Bell picked the Boilermakers over Big Ten rivals Ohio State, Penn State and Indiana. #RIPD3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/zt1TfXvaIb — David Bell (@TheRealDBell_) January 5, 2019 The two-sport standout led the Warriors to an undefeated season and the Class […]

  • Linda Reich talks transition, embracing opportunity in Indy

    It’s been a whirlwind 2018 for the Reich family. Days removed from a Super bowl Win with the Eagles, they were gathered on stage at Lucas Oil Stadium in front of their new town with a new spotlight. “Some people say the backup role, or Frank has said, ‘the backup role has suited him well,’  and I think navigating change has suited me well,” the wife of the Colts head coach said. Frank and Linda have been married more than […]

  • Linda Reich partners with local organization Ascent 121 as an advocate for young victims of sex trafficking

    Upon arriving in Indianapolis last winter, Linda Reich was eager to get involved in the community. “We really put it to prayer quite frankly because it’s really, it’s a big deal,” the wife of Colts Head Coach Frank Reich said. “I really want to, now that my children are older, be an advocate for someone else’s children.” With Frank focused on his first season as head coach, Linda’s faith led her to a local organization dedicated to a serious issue many […]

  • Purdue dominant in 95-67 victory over Ohio

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A return to Mackey Arena was just what the Boilermakers needed as the team defeated Ohio University 95-67. Purdue had dropped its two previous games, but the victory Thursday night over the Bobcats improved them to 5-0 at home this season. “I thought our guys moved well, we had good execution, then we got good looks and got into a rhythm,” Purdue head coach Matt Painter told Big Ten Network’s Andy Katz after the game. “At […]

  • Colts players spread holiday cheer singing carols to patients at Riley Hospital for Children

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Colts players bringing smiles and joy to kids at Riley Hospital for Children while sharing their favorite Christmas carols throughout the hospital. “I have done plenty of warming up,” Colts offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo said. “Christmas carols are the best.” “‘Little Drummer Boy’ is probably my favorite, Jacoby?” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said. “Anything John Legend sings,” Jacoby Brissett replied. Luck, Brissett, Castonzo and rookie linebacker Matthew Adams delivered holiday cheer and gifts to kids battling cancer. “Always […]

  • Oladipo starting at home against Bucks following knee injury

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Victor Oladipo’s 11-game absence from the Pacers is over. Head coach Nate McMillan says #4 will start Wednesday night against Milwaukee. Oladipo practiced Tuesday afternoon at the St. Vincent Center, taking part in a 5-on-5 scrimmage. The Pacers are 7-4 without the Indiana University product. Indiana has won four straight games ahead of their battle against the Milwaukee Bucks, who owns the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 18-8. Head coach Nate McMillan said he will […]

  • Basketball legend Jerry Harkness publishes memoir with hopes to inspire, unify

    Jerry Harkness’ words, those stories and lessons from his fascinating life now living on in the form of a memoir. “You know, I’m 78 and I sit back and I think of my life and I decided to put it in words,” the 1963 National Champion and former Pacer said. Last spring, Loyola Chicago’s run in the tournament brought Jerry back to his Rambler days, as the captain of the National Championship team where he helped break down racial barriers in […]

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