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.
After Indiana was left out of the NCAA Tournament, regarded as one of the “first four out,” they accepted an invitation to the NIT. The Hoosiers are the top seed in their bracket and will host ninth-seeded St. Francis (PA) on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall. “First, it is an honor to earn an invitation to post season play of any kind and our program will treat it as such,” IU Head Coach Archie Miller said in a statement Sunday […]
Inside the weight room at Memorial Stadium, gauging an athlete’s performance goes well beyond the weight on a bar. “It’s not as simple as throw one program at a whole roster and hope it works,” Dr. Matt Rhea, IU Football athletic performance coach, said. IU is on the cutting edge of using this technology, and implementing its results, to achieve optimal results for each individual athlete. “A lot of people might have similar tools, but you gain a significant advantage […]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves scored 24 points as Providence beat Butler 83-70 on Saturday. Isaiah Jackson added 20 points for the Friars. Reeves made 6 of 8 3-pointers. Alpha Diallo had 11 points and nine rebounds for Providence (17-14, 7-11 Big East Conference). Kalif Young added eight rebounds and four blocks. Paul Jorgensen had 17 points for the Bulldogs (16-15, 7-11). Kamar Baldwin added 15 points. Joey Brunk had 13 points. The Friars improve to 2-0 against the […]
As Butler closes out it’s home schedule Tuesday night against rival Xavier, the Bulldogs are looking for much needed momentum to take them through the final week of the regular season and on to the Big East Tournament. The Dawgs are looking to snap a three-game losing streak when they tip off at 6pm on what will be Senior Night for center Nate Fowler and Paul Jorgensen. Head coach Lavall Jordan was asked about the impact the two have made […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Tuesday’s rivalry battle between Indiana and Purdue features two teams with seasons that have gone in polar opposite directions. While the 15th-ranked Boilermakers seem to be hitting their stride, winning nine of their last 10, IU is limping into Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers have just one victory in their last 11 games, an overtime win over then 6th-ranked Michigan State. However, when it comes to in-state bragging rights, toss out the standings. “Records don’t matter for a rivalry […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Edwin Jackson’s two years with the Indianapolis Colts was cut short with his untimely death on Super Bowl Sunday one year ago, but his legacy lives on in his hometown of Atlanta. The Edwin Jackson Foundation is giving back by handing out 53 $500 college book scholarships to students involved in youth-oriented community service in both The ATL and the Circle City. “Edwin’s goal was to be here getting ready to play for the Super Bowl. It’s […]
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 […]
CHICAGO – 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]