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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
  • Hoosier homecoming even sweeter for new IU baseball coach Jeff Mercer

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – The chance to oversee the program he long admired is one of a lifetime for Jeff Mercer. “As a player, growing up locally I always wanted to have an opportunity to play at Indiana and I wasn’t good enough as a player,” the former Wright State first baseman said. “So getting into coaching, ultimately I wanted to be good enough to have a chance to come back and lead this program.” It’s a homecoming for Mercer, who […]

  • Former Colt Marlin Jackson a champion for local neighborhoods with latest project

    Marlin Jackson’s latest project is building on his work within schools in some of Indy’s underserved neighborhoods. “I thought about when they go home and how can I influence and affect the community that they live and the area that their growing up,” Jackson said of his Fight For Life Foundation. That’s when the Super Bowl champion broke ground on the concept of revive construction group, partnering with Scott Blyze, who was drawn to the project after a career in […]

  • Indianapolis man captures world table tennis title

    Lining up across the table from Dick Hicks is anything but a friendly game of Ping-Pong. “Most of the time I’d be nice,” Hicks told FOX59’s Larra Overton as she prepared to face the World Table Tennis Champion. “You going to take it easy on me?” asked Larra. “Yeah,” he assured with a smile. When asked what the difference is between what is commonly called “Ping-Pong,” and competitive table tennis, he explained, “Recreational table tennis in your basement is to […]

  • NFL mascots collaborate, contribute during Mascot Summit in Indy

    Having a career in costume makes the life of an NFL mascot anything but typical. “Our office is not a cubicle. It’s not inside the complex. My office is a blue, furry pretend horse costume,” Trey Mock, Colts mascot program coordinator, explained. That’s why gathering 16 of the league’s furry and feathered for the annual NFL Mascot Summit is one of their most valued resources. “We call it a little ‘fur-ternity,’” Falcons Mascot Program Coordinator Jeremy Legg said with a […]

  • Final preparations underway for new Colts Training Camp

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – With the first Colts Training Camp at Grand Park kicking off in just over two weeks, much progress is being made both on the three practice fields and indoor amenities. “As you can see behind us, the weight room is in,” Grand Park Director William Knox said, gesturing to the full strength and conditioning set up. “We are actually starting our full load in next week, with the completion of the bleachers, putting in the goal posts […]

  • Through cancer battle, Purdue student finds support and encouragement in sports community

    CARMEL, Ind. – Through everything that has changed for Tyler Trent the past four years, his positivity persists. “When you’re living with a life or death disease, your appreciation for things, even small things, changes,” Trent explained. “Because I don’t know if I am going to wake up tomorrow, that’s not guaranteed, so I just have to trust the Lord and what today brings and take advantage of today.” Trent is battling another bout with osteosarcoma. The Carmel native was […]

  • Purdue’s Edwards named top returning player in college basketball

    The college basketball season is months away from tip off, but Purdue’s Carsen Edwards is already garnering high praise for the upcoming season. NCAA March Madness named the junior guard as the top returning player for the 2018-2019 season. Last season, Edwards helped lead the Boilermakers to a 30-7 overall record and a spot in the Sweet Sixteen. The 6-foot, 1-inch guard led Matt Painter’s team with 18.5 points per game. His 686 points last season were the most by […]

  • 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 […]