LARRA OVERTON

Sports Reporter/ Anchor/ Host

EXPERIENCE

Fox 59 WXIN/ CBS 4 WTTV– Indianapolis, IN (March 2012 – Present)

Sports Reporter/ Sports Anchor

Report sports for FOX 59 and CBS 4. Produce, write and anchor nightly sports segments when needed. Write and produce sports packages. Report live from the field. Interview local athletes and maintain contacts in the market. Anchor sportscasts on FOX 59 and CBS 4.

Reporter/ Fill-In Sports Anchor/ Traffic Reporter

Contribute to Fox 59 Morning News with anchoring, on scene reports, feature interviews and sports updates. Utilize knowledge and in-arena experience with the Pacers to provide insight on Fox 59 Morning News the day after games. Keep viewers updated on live rush hour traffic conditions. Design traffic maps and control live cameras.  Produce, write and anchor nightly sports segments for Fox 59 and CBS 4 when needed. Manage social media updates to keep viewers informed via Twitter and Facebook.

SEC Network (2018 – present)

Host

Freelance Host of SEC Network nightly program SEC Now. Write scripts, and interview athletes and analysts.

ESPN (2016 – Present)

NCAA Track and Field Analyst

Serve as Track and Field Analyst for NCAA meets. Cover Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Championships.

Big Ten Network (2016 – Present)

NCAA Track and Field Reporter/ Analyst

Serve as On Track Reporter for Big Ten track and field meets. Interview athletes and report feature stories.

Indianapolis Colts — Indianapolis, IN (August 2015 – February 2016)

Host — Colts Up Close

Anchor weekly news magazine focusing on Colts players and those within the organization. Conduct interviews and engage with players, writers and analysts.

Pacers Sports & Entertainment — Indianapolis, IN (March 2011 – April 2017)

Web Reporter/ Host

Provide game reports and interview coaches and players  for Pacers.com. Conduct interviews with celebrities, athletes and fans during Pacers games. Drive fan interaction with interviews, promotions and features.

Indiana University & Butler University — (April 2011 – present)

Adjunct Professor

Leading Sports Broadcasting for Graduate Students in which those pursuing Master’s degrees in sports journalism  learn broadcasting basics. Teach students how to shoot, write, edit and produce their own live reports, packages and sportscasts.

Fox Sports — Houston, TX (February 2012 – present)

Track and Field Analyst/ Sideline Reporter

Provide expert analysis and commentary during the Conference USA and Big 12 championships. Contribute feature elements and human interest stories to the broadcasts.

Big Ten Network — Chicago, IL (August 2009 – December 2010)

Sideline Reporter

Report during live broadcasts of Purdue and Indiana University football games. Contributed injury reports and interviews during pre-game,  half-time  and post-game shows.

WTWO-TV/ WFXW-TV — Terre Haute, IN (September 2009 – September 2010)

Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter

Anchored, produced and edited weekend sportscasts. Reported, edited, shot and produced during the week. Covered professional, collegiate and high school sports in Indiana and Illinois.

Fox-41 WDRB — Louisville, KY (June 2007 – September 2009)

Associate Producer

Report, shot, edited and produced for Fox 41 sports.  Produced the daily morning show “Fox in the Morning”.  Wrote news, sports and feature stories. Researched events and breaking news.

EDUCATION

Indiana University: Masters of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sports communication, marketing and management. Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.