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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
  • Battle for the Boots: Who will make the Colts cheer squad this year?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Each year, dozens of women pursue their dreams of representing the Colts organization as a sweetheart of the horseshoe. They spend years preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime to be one of 26 selected to be a Colts cheerleader during an eight-day audition process. While personality and performance ability are factors that are heavily emphasized when selecting the squad, these women also showcase impressive careers. Larra Overton follows the hopefuls throughout the audition process, going behind the scenes […]

  • Plainfield freshman makes it to IHSAA state swimming and diving championships after brain surgery

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.– Qualifying for the IHSAA state swimming and diving championships is an impressive feat for any prep athlete; accomplishing that feat as a freshman is even more extraordinary, especially when that freshman is Plainfield’s Jackson VanWanzeele. “It’s a miracle, he’s a miracle,” Jackson’s mother Julie said. This weekend, Jackson, who is also a straight-A student at Plainfield, will compete in three events at the state championships – the 200 yard medley relay, the 200 yard freestyle relay and the […]

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    Andrew Luck misses practice due to soreness as Colts prepare for Vikings

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A season is all but lost, and in the process the Indianapolis Colts are putting their future and that of their irreplaceable player at risk. Andrew Luck was held out of practice Wednesday as the team ramped up preparations for Sunday’s road test with the Minnesota Vikings. The reason: soreness in his right shoulder and elbow. The right shoulder has been an issue all season and resulted in Luck being limited in practice at least once each […]

  • Colts fans enjoying London before the team takes on the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium

    LONDON — While the Colts have been treating the visit to London as a business trip, that’s not the case for the nearly 250 Colts fans who traveled from Indianapolis to London and have been enjoying three days of British attractions leading up to kickoff during what they consider the trip of a lifetime. “I was out walking around all morning and I saw Colts fans everywhere,” said Kyle Kinnett, CEO of Bullseye Event Group. The horseshoe is expanding its presence […]

  • Colts fans gather in London before Sunday’s game vs. Jaguars

    LONDON, England– More than 250 Colts fans making the trip to London didn’t have to wait until kickoff at Wembley Stadium to start enjoying the football fandom and festivities! The party started when they took off from Indianapolis, traveling with Bullseye Event Group, which hosted a complete travel and tour experience. While many of the fans booked the trip with longtime friends, family or colleagues, the seven-hour flight filled with Colts camaraderie was a foundation for many new friendships which […]

  • Former Colts players teach football fundamentals to young Londoners

    LONDON, England– Fans attending the Colts game in London on Sunday aren’t the only ones getting a taste of NFL action this weekend. More than 100 local children from various London communities learned football fundamentals from Super Bowl-winning former Colts Gary Brackett and Dallas Clark. Colts mascot Blue on hand for the fun too! “What’s amazing is we are in London alright so, the impact I think I’m seeing firsthand is that this game has on these kids and we’re on the other side of the […]

  • Couple plans trip to see Colts play in London on day of their wedding anniversary

    For much of Mike Lewis’ life, being a Colts fan made him a bit of an outsider. The Michigan native lives closer to Bears’ territory these days, and he says his wife Mary is often his sole Colts companion. When he learned about the Colts playing in London on the day of their wedding anniversary, he didn’t hesitate to start planning. In their decades together, Mike and Mary made countless trips to cheer on the Colts, making more memories than […]

  • Report: Pacers acquire Nets’ Thad Young in exchange for 20th pick in 2016 NBA Draft

    Update: Pacers chose Michigan shooting guard Caris LeVert from Michigan University with the 20th pick, and are projected to trade him to the Nets for Thad Young. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the second time in as many days, the Pacers have made a major move ahead of the 2016 NBA Draft. Indiana has traded their 20th pick in tonight’s draft and a future second-round pick in exchange for Brooklyn Nets forward Thad Young. That means the Pacers’ first pick […]

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    Report: Indiana Pacers trade George Hill for Jeff Teague

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers are trading one Indianapolis native for another. Hawks guard Jeff Teague is coming to Indiana and George Hill will go to Utah in a three-way deal between the Hawks, Pacers and Jazz, according to IndyStar’s Nate Taylor. Teague is a Pike High School graduate. He played at Wake Forest from 2007 to 2009 before being selected by the Hawks as the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Hill graduated from Broad Ripple High School. […]

  • Super Bowl champion Mathias Kiwanuka returns to honor Cathedral High School

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 3, 2016) – Indianapolis was not just home to Super Bowl XLVI, it also brought a Super Bowl champion home. “Indy should be very proud,” Mathias Kiwanuka, a Cathedral High School product, said.  “I’m always pumping Indianapolis any chance I get.  In the locker room or anywhere I’m always talking about Indy.” Kiwanuka grabbed his second Super Bowl Championship right here at home in 2012 when the Giants defeated the Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. “I feel […]