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
  • Ball State football launches annual “Squat for Riley” campaign

    For the Ball State football program, their summer training isn’t just about preparing for the fall season, it’s about strengthening the support for Riley Children’s Hospital. “Squat for Riley was really a special experience, raising more money for kids who need it and  families who need it in our own state,” wide receiver Riley Miller said. Every summer, the Cardinals strength and conditioning staff tests each athlete in various drills and exercises. One of those tests is a max single […]

  • Colts defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis gives back to Alzheimer’s Association

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Just days after wrapping up Colts mini camp, defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis took the afternoon to read to patients with dementia. Lewis was raised in North Carolina and often volunteered at nursing homes where his mother worked as a social worker. “I just have a big heart, especially when it comes to elderly people because I was living with my great-grandmother for such a long time,” Lewis said Monday while visiting the American Village center on Indy’s […]

  • Purdue’s Edwards among invites to Pacers’ pre-draft workout

    The Pacers began a series of pre-draft workouts on Tuesday morning, and a number of players with local ties among those getting invitations. Purdue product Carsen Edwards, Perry Meridian grad Dylan Windler, and Butler’s Derrik Smits all putting in work in front of Pacers brass including General Manager Kevin Pritchard and consultant Larry Bird. “I mean the pressure is there but I also put the pressure on myself which is just wanting to do well, it’s a blessing to be […]

  • Pagenaud wins pole for 103rd Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Simon Pagenaud captures pole position for next Sunday’s Indy 500, edging three-time pole sitter Ed Carpenter in the fast nine shootout at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Team Penske driver is coming off a victory in the IndyCar Grand Prix just last week. Carpenter and his teammate Spencer Pigot complete the front row for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. In the last row shootout, James Hinchcliffe (Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports), Sage Karam (Dreyer Reinbold Racing) and Kyle Kaiser […]

  • Hinchcliffe crashes during Indy 500 qualifying

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – James Hinchcliffe’s run at Indy 500 redemption took a hit during qualifying Saturday. On the second lap of his qualifying attempt, Hinchchliffe lost control and spun, crashing into the wall in turn two.  He was able to get out of the car under his own power, but the #5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson car sustained heavy damaged to the left side. "It's worst case scenario," @Hinchtown admitted in frustration after Saturday's qualifying crash. #Indy500 #ThisIsMay pic.twitter.com/ywR11f0Kl8 — Larra […]

  • Colts rookies learn Indy 500 traditions on Fast Friday

    A lap around the famed IMS oval and a kiss on the bricks are all part of the Colts rookies’ first experience at the Speedway. “It was really cool,” Colts rookie linebacker Bobby Okereke said. “I mean obviously you hear about the Indy 500 so to really be on the track and driving around that was cool to feel the G Force and all that stuff, it was nice.” The newest Indianapolis residents learning the IndyCar ropes from another rookie […]

  • Rev kicks off May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The roar of IndyCar engines will soon reverberate through the concrete walls of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but before the racing, drivers and guest got the chance to celebrate their return to IMS with Rev. A dinner and behind-the-scenes event, Rev is primarily a fundraiser to support Indiana University Health Foundation statewide trauma and critical care programs, including the IU Health Emergency Medical Center in the infield of the Speedway. 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and his […]

  • Pacers address Oladipo’s recovery, free agency, ‘bitter note’ that ended the season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After the Pacers’ season ended with a failure to post a win in the postseason in getting swept by the Celtics, Pacers President Kevin Pritchard said that even after taking time away, the series left a bitter taste in his mouth. “I am happy with the season, but it ended on a bitter note,” Pritchard said Wednesday during the team’s end-of-season news conference. “That taste is still in our mouths. It’s hard to get over it, but […]

  • 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 […]

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