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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
  • Robotic tackling dummy reducing football injuries for Brebeuf football program

    “We are definitely seeing the push for coaches to reinvent themselves or reinvent the game so it’s safer during practice,” Mic Roessler, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory head football coach, said. And that’s how one of the newest inventions in football is one of Brebeuf’s most valuable players. It’s called the MVP, the mobile virtual player. The team has nicknamed the robot, “Rudy.” “We have always had a little bit of a challenge with our numbers so we had to be creative […]

  • Colts linebacker Najee Goode develops app that allows fans to snag celebrity style

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The next time you want to learn more about your favorite Colts players, other pro athletes and celebrities, Najee Goode has an app for that. “You want to watch a video and you see what you’re watching and you actually like it and you want to learn more about it, we help you do that,” Goode explained. The Veepio app is designed to make media and social media more interactive. The new Colts linebacker got the idea […]

  • Colts use MLB social media controversy as opportunity to educate players, young athletes

    Public apologies from professional athletes have become all too common in recent weeks, as Major League Baseball players Josh Hader, Trea Turner and Sean Newcomb all had offensive tweets they posted as teenagers brought to light years later, causing controversy. “Once your name becomes stained, whether it’s through social media or how it may be, it’s tough to repair that. Your reputation is really at stake,” Colts Director of Player Engagement David Thornton said. FOX59 sat down with Thornton, a […]

  • Colts fans trek from Maryland to Indiana, dedicating family vacation to training camp

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – Sharing a love of Colts football with fellow fans is what brought the Mallery family from Maryland to Indiana for their first training camp experience. “This is a family atmosphere, that’s why I love the team so much, its faith and family,” Bryan Mallery explained. “It brings people together with one common interest.” Each year, Bryan and his wife, Lisa, travel to several Colts games throughout the season, and this year decided to make the eight-hour road […]

  • Colts tight end ties the knot 11 days before training camp

    Stepping onto the field as a Colt for the first time in training camp isn’t the only thing Eric Eebron is smiling about after a packed month of July. “Well, I trained a lot and me and my fiancée, now wife, got married, so that was great,” Ebron said with a smile. “We had a super dope hip-hop violinist named Damien Escobar that kicked off the wedding, my family, her family, just a small group of very personal people and […]

  • Colts partner with local law enforcement to host youth football clinic

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – The Colts opened training camp with some additional playmakers on hand. “You know it’s a great way to start off camp, getting a lot of completions out there,” quarterback Jacoby Brissett said with a smile. “Getting my spirits up right now, so that’s a good thing.” On Wednesday, the franchise partnered with police officers from across central Indiana to host a football camp for 100 local kids. “You know we are all kids and you see a […]

  • 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 […]