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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 serves as a track and field analyst for ESPN and SEC Network.


Recent Articles
  • Pike sophomore Zaiver Simpson earns week eight ‘Play of the Game’ honors

    Red Devils wide receiver Zavier Simpson’s acrobatic catch off the pass from Jasen Graves inside the five-yard line against North Central earned the most votes in this week’s poll, earning him Shelbourne Knee Center’s “Play of the Game.” Shortly after that play, Simpson was laying out for a catch and broke his collarbone, ending his sophomore season. His mid-air twisting catch earned nearly 57 percent of this week’s votes to secure the Play of the Week title.

  • Lapel mom battling breast cancer among women selected for Colts’ ‘Pamper Her Pink’ event

    FISHERS, Ind. – Hannah Ryall is seeing light at the end of the tunnel in her breast cancer battle. “Definitely in the home stretch,” she explained. “It has been quite a journey–a whirlwind but a good journey.” Hannah juggled her full-time job running the front office of the St. Vincent Infusion Center in Fishers while also getting chemo treatments there. “My own nurses caring for me that I work alongside every day. It wasn’t just my battle. It was their […]

  • Franklin College football’s inspirational coach, GM the heart of Grizzlies’ program

    The heart of the Franklin football program beats from the spirited sidelines with coach Emry Himes. “Every time he is around, it just heightens the mood of our guys,” Franklin College head football coach Mike Leonard said. “They love hanging out with him they love high fiving him, he just brings our guys up.” “The biggest thing we love about him is his heart, the one thing he really does have for this team is love and that love, we […]

  • NFL veterans pursuing MBAs through partnership with Kelley School of Business

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Joe Reitz suits up a little differently now than he did during his days on the offensive line for the Colts. “I tell people I got a real job now, we can’t play football forever, traded in my uniform for a different kind of uniform,” Reitz said with a laugh. The nine-year NFL veteran and is now working as an associate wealth management adviser for Northwestern Mutual, while also pursuing his MBA thanks to a partnership between […]

  • Colts bring encouragement, support to cancer patients at IU Health

    Colts players spent their day off delivering not just autographs and Colts gear, along with the Colts Cheerleader and mascot “Blue,” they also delivered encouragement and support for patients battling cancer. “We come out to do community service to meet people and meet the fans and engage with the community it to have genuine connections,” rookie linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “We really care about the people that are supporting our team and we want to make an impact on the […]

  • Brebeuf’s Banks awarded Shelbourne Knee Center “Play of the Week”

    Brebeuf senior Simon Banks earned the week seven Shelbourne Knee Center “Play of the Game” for his touchdown in the Braves’ victory over Terre Haute South. On a Brebeuf drive, Banks hauls in the pass, escapes the grasp of his defender, then fights his way through the South defense into the end zone during the Braves’ 28-23 win.

  • Body composition technology provides benefits for elite athletes, general public

    A new season is just weeks away, and Butler basketball is making sure all that work their putting in on the court isn’t going to waste in the kitchen. When sports dietitian Lindsay Langford meets with players like Aaron Thompson, she uses a body composition analyzer to create custom nutrition plans. “The sensors are really bioelectrical impedance,” Langford explained. “These are magnetic waves that bounce differently off fat mass versus muscle mass.” And that provides a comprehensive assessment including body […]

  • Colts linebacker Anthony Walker interns with Miami Heat, aspires to front office role in the future

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When Anthony Walker met Chris Ballard, the young linebacker wasn’t shy about sharing his career aspirations with the Colts general manager. “I mentioned in the interview, my first interview here actually, I want to be a Colt as long as possible, as long as I am able to play the game and when I am done playing maybe take over for Chris,” Walker explained. And his plan in the front office of an NFL or NBA franchise […]

  • Speedway’s Devon Valentine earns Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game

    Speedway senior Devon Valentine’s touchdown against Monrovia in Week Four of high school football action earned him the Shelbourne Play of the Game honors. Valentine is a three-sport athlete for the Sparkplugs. On a backwards pass, the ball was tipped, ball hitting the turf, Valentine capitalized on some confusion over whether or not the play was dead, and with no whistles blown, scoops up the ball and takes it to the endzone.

  • Irsay family contributes to Wheeler Mission campaign to expand Center for Women and Children

    As the rate of homelessness continues to rise in central Indiana, women and children make up the fastest growing homeless population. The Irsay family and the Colts are helping Wheeler Mission accommodate that growing demand and helping it expand beyond providing a safe place to sleep. “On behalf of my family and the entire Colts organization we are just so happy to be a part of this,” Colts Vice Chair & Owner Kalen Irsay Jackson said of the $100,000 donation […]