Larra was born in New Albany, Indiana USA, on 14 February 1983, so under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and holding American nationality – she is popular through her job of a traffic reporter for FOX59 Morning News.
Early life and education
Larra spent her entire childhood with her parents Dave and Karen Overton in the same city she was born in – her interest in journalism developed from a very young age and by the time she matriculated from New Albany High School, she already knew what she wanted to pursue in her life. She attended and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, and a Master’s degree in Sports Communication. She did not go chasing after her dreams as soon as she got her degree, instead, she stayed at the university to work as their adjunct professor in the School of Journalism. Larra was also very interested in sports during the time she spent there, as she was part of the Hoosier’s track & field team – she went on to compete in four NCAA Championships, while she received Academic All-American Honors, All-Region Honors, and All-Big Ten Honors. She holds top ten performances in IU Track & Program history in the 800m indoors and 1500m outdoors.
The people who helped Larra the most throughout her career are her mother and father, who were both coaches as she was growing up and kept encouraging her at the moments when she wanted to give up – other people who helped her strive include Tom Chapala, her high school coach, and her college coach Judy Wilson.
Career in Journalism
Larra’s career really began with an internship for popular sports channel ESPN in 2004, as their Studio Production Intern until the beginning of 2005 – after she finished her internship, she went back to Indiana University and became part of the Indiana University Athletics team as their Game Day Operations Intern. After that, Larra worked with Indiana University, Bloomington from August 2005 – she spent nearly 10 months at the university before leaving in May 2006.
It seems that Larra is a very versatile person, as she began working as a Fitness Specialist at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center, and stayed in the position for one year.
Larra landed her first job with a sports channel in 2007 when she began working for Fox 41 WDRB as their Associate Producer – she was part of the team for more than two years before she quit in September 2009, and began working for WTWO in Terre Haute as their Sports Reporter and weekend sports anchor. During these years, Larra worked as a host and interviewer for the Indiana Pacers basketball team, and interviewed people on the red carpet during the 137th Kentucky Derby, She also worked with Turner Sports as she hosted their events in 2011 during the Men’s NCAA Final Four. She spent a year with them before landing the job of a freelance traffic reporter for Fox 59 in 2012, and then moved to Fox 59 Morning Show in 2014, and finally settled being a Sideline Reporter and Track Analyst for the Fox Sports in 2016, and has been working with them ever since. At the same time, Larra began working for the ESPN network as their Freelance Track and Field Analyst, and is currently also working with the SEC (Southeastern Conference) Network.
Gunaxin website put Larra in 44th place on their “60 Sexiest Female Sports Reporters” list in 2013.
Personal life, likes, and hobbies
Larra is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, however, people have seen her spending time with her boyfriend in restaurants and walking around the city – after a while, Larra decided to upload a picture with her boyfriend on her Instagram account, and is now doing it very often. There is not much else known about Larra’s love life as she does not talk about it, she is currently in a relationship and it is unknown whether or not she is planning to marry the man in the picture, or if they are planning to have kids – she doesn’t talk about her past affairs so there is nothing known about her ex boyfriends.
Larra does not have much time to dedicate to outdoor activities, because she works a couple of jobs and is maintaining three of her social media accounts as well as her Linkedin profile – she only remains being an active runner as it has stayed her passion from an early age.
What pushed her forward
It was not easy to get to where she is today, and what motivated her were all the ‘no’s’ which she got instead of ‘yes’s’ – she applied for numerous jobs but was repeatedly rejected, and she kept thinking about those wasted opportunities which only made her try even harder and push herself further. Larra states that passion and dedication are the two most important qualities if you want to work in media and broadcasting – you are required to show passion when you tell stories so that you connect with the viewers, and show them that you are dedicated to what you are doing.
Appearance and net worth
Larra is currently 36 years old. She has long blonde hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall, weighs around 117lb (53kg), and her vital statistics are 34-23-33.
According to authoritative sources, Larra’s current net worth is estimated to be just over $1 million, and is surely set to rise as Larra is still very active.
The best piece of advice she has ever gotten
When asked about the advice which helped her the most during her career, Larra stated that it was ‘It’s never as good as you think it is, and it’s never as bad as you think it is’ meaning that even if you think that you have done something really well, you could have definitely done it better, and if you think you have done something very badly, it could have been worse.
Larra won a couple of awards throughout her career but the most important of them is the Emmy Award.
Larra is not related to Matt Overton, a popular American football long snapper.
Social media presence
Being such a busy person it is remarkable how Larra manages to find time to post on several social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in April 2009, and has so far gathered nearly 16,000 followers and tweeted over 22,400 times. Her Instagram account is followed by almost 10,000 people while she posted more than 800 photos – you can mostly see pictures with her boyfriend, or from her work. She has a Facebook page as well which is followed by over 12,000 fans.
Larra also has her own website, on which you can read her bio, check her work history, or contact her with any questions.