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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
  • 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 […]

  • Former Colts players teach football fundamentals to young Londoners

    LONDON, England– Fans attending the Colts game in London on Sunday aren’t the only ones getting a taste of NFL action this weekend. More than 100 local children from various London communities learned football fundamentals from Super Bowl-winning former Colts Gary Brackett and Dallas Clark. Colts mascot Blue on hand for the fun too! “What’s amazing is we are in London alright so, the impact I think I’m seeing firsthand is that this game has on these kids and we’re on the other side of the […]

  • Couple plans trip to see Colts play in London on day of their wedding anniversary

    For much of Mike Lewis’ life, being a Colts fan made him a bit of an outsider. The Michigan native lives closer to Bears’ territory these days, and he says his wife Mary is often his sole Colts companion. When he learned about the Colts playing in London on the day of their wedding anniversary, he didn’t hesitate to start planning. In their decades together, Mike and Mary made countless trips to cheer on the Colts, making more memories than […]

  • Report: Pacers acquire Nets’ Thad Young in exchange for 20th pick in 2016 NBA Draft

    Update: Pacers chose Michigan shooting guard Caris LeVert from Michigan University with the 20th pick, and are projected to trade him to the Nets for Thad Young. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the second time in as many days, the Pacers have made a major move ahead of the 2016 NBA Draft. Indiana has traded their 20th pick in tonight’s draft and a future second-round pick in exchange for Brooklyn Nets forward Thad Young. That means the Pacers’ first pick […]