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. — Less than two weeks before the Colts report to training camp, Eric Ebron held a camp of his own for young athletes across central Indiana. The tight end hosted a skills camp Saturday at Park Tudor for hundreds of local kids to test their skills and learn football fundamentals. Despite earning a Pro Bowl nod last season, Ebron insists he’s still making a name for himself in Indianapolis. “It’s cool because some of them still don’t know […]
In what Pacers President Kevin Pritchard described as “an epic day for the franchise,” the team introduced Malcolm Brogdon as the newest addition to the roster. “Malcolm is exactly what we want as a player and a person,” Pritchard said. “He will be a guy that takes care of his teammates first. He’s a point guard, but he can play a lot of different positions. But I know he will step on the floor and his first thought is, ‘I […]
The Pacers introduced two of the newest additions to the roster on Sunday, welcoming forward T.J. Warren and guard Jeremy Lamb. Both are expected to make immediate contributions in Indiana with a revamped roster following offseason departures of Bojan Bogdanovic, Thad Young, Darren Collison and Cory Joseph. “We feel like we’ve got a young team, a very vibrant, up-and-coming team that is willing to get better,” Pacers President Kevin Pritchard said in a news conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse alongside […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Former Avon running back Sampson James is embarking on his college career just 45 miles from his high school and his former coach. “This is my hometown, my home state, so it means more to me,” James said of playing football at Indiana University. James couldn’t have gotten to where he is without the help of his high school coach. “He’s just a great guy, great leader,” the Hoosiers freshman running back said of Avon head football […]
Within weeks of benching that first barbell, Kloie Doubin gave up years of dance training to dedicate to the gym. “Powerlifting gave me that gratification that I really liked of tracking it all the way and it also just felt so much more natural to my body,” Doublin said. The Franklin, Ind. native recently returned from the World championships in Sweden, where she took silver in the overall powerlifting competition for her weight class. “A lot of people usually specialize […]
For the Ball State football program, their summer training isn’t just about preparing for the fall season, it’s about strengthening the support for Riley Children’s Hospital. “Squat for Riley was really a special experience, raising more money for kids who need it and families who need it in our own state,” wide receiver Riley Miller said. Every summer, the Cardinals strength and conditioning staff tests each athlete in various drills and exercises. One of those tests is a max single […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Just days after wrapping up Colts mini camp, defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis took the afternoon to read to patients with dementia. Lewis was raised in North Carolina and often volunteered at nursing homes where his mother worked as a social worker. “I just have a big heart, especially when it comes to elderly people because I was living with my great-grandmother for such a long time,” Lewis said Monday while visiting the American Village center on Indy’s […]
The Pacers began a series of pre-draft workouts on Tuesday morning, and a number of players with local ties among those getting invitations. Purdue product Carsen Edwards, Perry Meridian grad Dylan Windler, and Butler’s Derrik Smits all putting in work in front of Pacers brass including General Manager Kevin Pritchard and consultant Larry Bird. “I mean the pressure is there but I also put the pressure on myself which is just wanting to do well, it’s a blessing to be […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Simon Pagenaud captures pole position for next Sunday’s Indy 500, edging three-time pole sitter Ed Carpenter in the fast nine shootout at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Team Penske driver is coming off a victory in the IndyCar Grand Prix just last week. Carpenter and his teammate Spencer Pigot complete the front row for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. In the last row shootout, James Hinchcliffe (Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports), Sage Karam (Dreyer Reinbold Racing) and Kyle Kaiser […]
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 […]