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Larra Overton is an Indiana native who is proud to call FOX59 and Indianapolis home. She currently is the traffic reporter for FOX59 Morning News.

A graduate of Indiana University, Larra competed in track and field and cross country, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and her master’s degree in sport communication. While competing for the Hoosiers, she was a four-time NCAA qualifier and two-time Academic All-American. Larra continues to be involved with Indiana University, teaching as an adjunct professor in the School of Journalism at IUPUI.

Prior to joining FOX59, Larra worked at FOX41 WDRB in Louisville, Ky. and WTWO in Terre Haute, Ind.

You can also catch Larra working for the Indiana Pacers as an in-game host and reporter for Pacers.com and for Fox Sports as a sideline reporter and track & field analyst. Larra has also worked for the Big Ten Network as a sideline reporter for football and track & field.

She started in television working as a studio intern at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., working on “SportsCenter,” “Baseball Tonight” and “ESPN News.”

Originally from New Albany, Ind., Larra enjoys running, yoga and traveling. A self-professed sports fanatic, you can often find Larra around Indy’s sports venues rooting for the Hoosiers, Colts, Pacers, Fever and Indians.

Recent Articles
  • Family turns tragic loss into lasting legacy with ‘Count It! For Cat’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Free throws are one of basketball’s simplest practices, but during the annual “Count It! For Cat” event at Hinkle Fieldhouse, they make a major impact. “’Count It For Cat’ has been how much money can we raise, who can we help and how can we have fun doing it in her memory,” J.J. DeBrosse said. J.J. and his wife lost their daughter, Cat, when she was just 15 weeks old to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known […]

  • Fever focus on opportunity, empowerment during National Girls and Women in Sports Day

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Standing in front of more than a room full of high school girls from each of the IPS high schools, Kelly Krauskopf instructed the students to repeat after her, word by word, “Anything IS possible.” “Today’s world for women and girls the opportunities are just magnificent, there are so many things that they can do,” the Indiana Fever senior vice president said. In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Fever opened Bankers Life Fieldhouse […]

  • Former Brownsburg, Butler standout Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome injury in Celtics debut

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former Butler and Brownsburg basketball standout Gordon Hayward suffered a serious lower leg injury just minutes into his Boston Celtics debut Tuesday night. Hayward fell awkwardly on a alley-oop attempt during the first quarter of the Celtics’ season opener against in Cleveland. Medical personnel used an immobilizer on Hayward’s injured left leg before taking him off the court on a stretcher.  The Celtics tweeted out an initial diagnosis of fractured tibia and dislocated left ankle after both […]

  • Riley Hospital patients given special Colts Camp experience

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center didn’t just play host to the Colts on Wednesday, but some special guests as well. The team invited 10 patients from the Riley Hospital for Children and their families to Colts Camp. “The Colts give me hope,” said 15-year-old Sydney Clifford, who has diabetes. “Riley and the Colts put together is the dream team. They’re able to support us, and keep giving us inspiration.” One of the kids who stopped by […]

  • The Fever retire Tamika Catchings’ jersey

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana Fever legend Tamika Catchings led the franchise to its first ever WNBA Championship five years ago, and now, the four-time Olympic gold medalist has her number 24 jersey hanging from the rafters right alongside that championship banner. Catchings spent her entire professional career playing for the Fever franchise. She was the third overall draft pick in 2001 out of the University of Tennessee. During her 16 seasons in Indianapolis, she was the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP, […]

  • Battle for the Boots: Who will make the Colts cheer squad this year?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Each year, dozens of women pursue their dreams of representing the Colts organization as a sweetheart of the horseshoe. They spend years preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime to be one of 26 selected to be a Colts cheerleader during an eight-day audition process. While personality and performance ability are factors that are heavily emphasized when selecting the squad, these women also showcase impressive careers. Larra Overton follows the hopefuls throughout the audition process, going behind the scenes […]

  • Plainfield freshman makes it to IHSAA state swimming and diving championships after brain surgery

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.– Qualifying for the IHSAA state swimming and diving championships is an impressive feat for any prep athlete; accomplishing that feat as a freshman is even more extraordinary, especially when that freshman is Plainfield’s Jackson VanWanzeele. “It’s a miracle, he’s a miracle,” Jackson’s mother Julie said. This weekend, Jackson, who is also a straight-A student at Plainfield, will compete in three events at the state championships – the 200 yard medley relay, the 200 yard freestyle relay and the […]

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    Andrew Luck misses practice due to soreness as Colts prepare for Vikings

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A season is all but lost, and in the process the Indianapolis Colts are putting their future and that of their irreplaceable player at risk. Andrew Luck was held out of practice Wednesday as the team ramped up preparations for Sunday’s road test with the Minnesota Vikings. The reason: soreness in his right shoulder and elbow. The right shoulder has been an issue all season and resulted in Luck being limited in practice at least once each […]

  • Colts fans enjoying London before the team takes on the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium

    LONDON — While the Colts have been treating the visit to London as a business trip, that’s not the case for the nearly 250 Colts fans who traveled from Indianapolis to London and have been enjoying three days of British attractions leading up to kickoff during what they consider the trip of a lifetime. “I was out walking around all morning and I saw Colts fans everywhere,” said Kyle Kinnett, CEO of Bullseye Event Group. The horseshoe is expanding its presence […]

  • Colts fans gather in London before Sunday’s game vs. Jaguars

    LONDON, England– More than 250 Colts fans making the trip to London didn’t have to wait until kickoff at Wembley Stadium to start enjoying the football fandom and festivities! The party started when they took off from Indianapolis, traveling with Bullseye Event Group, which hosted a complete travel and tour experience. While many of the fans booked the trip with longtime friends, family or colleagues, the seven-hour flight filled with Colts camaraderie was a foundation for many new friendships which […]