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.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – James Hinchcliffe’s run at Indy 500 redemption took a hit during qualifying Saturday. On the second lap of his qualifying attempt, Hinchchliffe lost control and spun, crashing into the wall in turn two. He was able to get out of the car under his own power, but the #5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson car sustained heavy damaged to the left side. "It's worst case scenario," @Hinchtown admitted in frustration after Saturday's qualifying crash. #Indy500 #ThisIsMay pic.twitter.com/ywR11f0Kl8 — Larra […]
A lap around the famed IMS oval and a kiss on the bricks are all part of the Colts rookies’ first experience at the Speedway. “It was really cool,” Colts rookie linebacker Bobby Okereke said. “I mean obviously you hear about the Indy 500 so to really be on the track and driving around that was cool to feel the G Force and all that stuff, it was nice.” The newest Indianapolis residents learning the IndyCar ropes from another rookie […]
Kate Gundlach isn’t just one of the few female engineers in IndyCar, she’s also one of the sports best. “I gather all the data, I make sure all the data is accuracy, I am responsible for it’s accuracy, I am responsible for fuel management,” Gundlach explained of her role. “The thing you notice the most is just how thorough she is and it’s continuous work, she puts in the effort and it’s a pretty stressful job that can make or […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The roar of IndyCar engines will soon reverberate through the concrete walls of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but before the racing, drivers and guest got the chance to celebrate their return to IMS with Rev. A dinner and behind-the-scenes event, Rev is primarily a fundraiser to support Indiana University Health Foundation statewide trauma and critical care programs, including the IU Health Emergency Medical Center in the infield of the Speedway. 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and his […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After the Pacers’ season ended with a failure to post a win in the postseason in getting swept by the Celtics, Pacers President Kevin Pritchard said that even after taking time away, the series left a bitter taste in his mouth. “I am happy with the season, but it ended on a bitter note,” Pritchard said Wednesday during the team’s end-of-season news conference. “That taste is still in our mouths. It’s hard to get over it, but […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Andrew Luck returned to the Colts Complex on Monday from an offseason that instead of being filled with treatments, rehabilitation and doubts, was one in which he relaxed enough to travel, rest and even get married. “It’s great,” the Colts franchise quarterback said of newlywed life. “We have been together for a decade so not much has changed besides a ring on the finger and she has great insurance now,” he added with a laugh. As he and […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ahead of the Pacers season finale on Wednesday night, the team has ruled several starters out for Wednesday’s game against the Hawks. Myles Turner, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young and Wesley Matthews, who started in the team’s regular season home finale on Sunday against the Nets, are out. They have also ruled out the team’s sixth man, Domantas Sabonis, as the team wraps up the regular season in Atlanta. Bogdanovic is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 18 points […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts Cheerleaders will select the 2019 squad at the conclusion of the Colts Cheer Showcase at Hilbert Circle Theatre. The finale begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 and will include a group performance, individual solos, an interview with each finalist, small group routines, and a special performance with Down Syndrome Indiana. An open call audition was held one week prior, narrowing the field to 47. Those finalists have been evaluated throughout the week, not […]
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 […]