Overton leaving sports anchor job for position with Colts

Larra Overton is leaving her job as a sports anchor and reporter for WXIN-TV Channel 59 and WTTV-TV Channel 4 to become a producer and sideline reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.

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The Colts said Overton will be "a contributor to all aspects of Colts broadcasting for Colts Productions, including live news updates and Colts television shows during the season." She will serve as sideline TV reporter during preseason games and as radio sideline reporter during the regular season.

Her new job starts July 15, and her last day at Fox 59 and CBS 4 will be July 13.

Overton joined Fox 59 in 2012 as a freelance traffic reporter and became a full-time member of the station’s morning news team in 2014. She moved the sports department in 2016.

She has worked for the Colts previously as host of a weekly show called “Colts Up Close” and as a preseason reporter.

Overton started her broadcast career as sports anchor and reporter at WTWO-TV in Terre Haute.

She grew up in New Albany, Indiana, and competed in track and cross country at Indiana University, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism.

Overton also has worked as a football sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network, and has done freelance work for the Indiana Pacers and Fox Sports.
She’s also worked as a sideline reporter and track and field analyst for ESPN and the Southeast Conference Network.

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