Kade Overton

Reporter

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Kade Overton graduated from the University of Iowa in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, and Sports Studies. During college, Kade had
the opportunity to commentate Hawkeye basketball games on KRUI radio, live broadcast for the
Palm Springs Power baseball team in Palm Springs, CA as a summer intern, and was the
Sports Director for the Daily Iowan TV, bringing both sports and news reports to the homes of
Iowa City. One of his favorite assignments during his tenure as sports director was traveling to
San Diego to cover Hawkeye Football in the 2019 Holiday Bowl. Kade also served as the
student director for the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Growing up in Adel, Iowa, he is familiar with the Midwest and feels he will “fit in” just fine in La
Crosse. In his free time, he enjoys everything outdoors, playing and watching sports, gaming,
and cooking, and is looking forward to getting out in the community and meeting new people.
He is excited to start his career with the WKBT team and working with a great group of
journalists.

Favorite song: Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant
Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you? “The moment you give up, is the
moment you let someone else win.” Kobe Bryant
If you could interview one person, living or deceased, who would that be? Stuart Scott.
His extraordinary sports broadcasting is what inspired me to go into journalism and it would be
an enormous opportunity to sit and visit with him and hear “Boo-Yah” one more time.
What sports team are you a big fan of? Hawkeyes (of course), Colts, and Red Sox.
Favorite food: My mom’s chicken and noodles, chicken parmesan, and a perfectly cooked rare
steak.
What do you like about your job? I like being able to tell stories in a creative yet honest way.
Pizza: Sausage, pepperoni, or everything on it? Everything on it!
Family: My parents live in Adel, Iowa and my sister and brother-in-law in Ankeny, Iowa.

Articles

City of La Crosse leaf collection service to start back up for the fall

South Lane Pizza reopens with new owner and new location

Community members remake famous Thriller performance to celebrate Halloween

Mayo Clinic doctors share more information on breast cancer surgery

Over 150 vendors sell homemade crafts at Logan High School

Non-spooky trick-or-treat event comes to Riverside Park

Local food drive aims to help neighbors in need

National drug take back day comes to La Crosse

Wisconsin farmers optimistic about harvest despite challenges

Harvest is in full swing despite equipment shortages

Multimillion-dollar rec center could be coming to La Crosse's Veterans Freedom Park

La Crosse Curling Club is raising money for the building and would use it from November-April

Dancers prepare for special thriller themed performance

A busy street in La Crosse to be under maintenance this week

Water pressure may be down as city performs fire hydrant flushing

More than 100 soccer teams compete in the Coulee Cup

Veterans gather to learn about different resources available

Local organization raises money for La Crosse K9 Unit

Wisconsin Republicans propose bill to criminalize living on public property

Housing advocates criticize the measure as targeting homeless individuals

UPDATE: Red Cross, Vernon County Emergency Management continue help for seniors displaced by apartment fire

Remembering Larry Klahn of La Crosse, who fostered safety by training soldiers, police, women

A hunger walk to help Coulee Region families in need

Rudy's set to close for the season

Wedding expo takes over Coulee Region

Annual Fall arts and crafts show comes to Onalaska

Rural school district, Gundersen join to provide mental health resources to students

La Crosse Veteran helps break stigma against military mental health

Rotary Club of La Crosse aims to clean up the Mississippi River

Aquinas High School students help lead pro-life rally

Oktoberfest parade marshals host annual pancake breakfast

Lane closure may cause heavy traffic in La Crosse

Mayo Clinic offers a wellness challenge to the La Crosse community

City of La Crosse to continue to upgrade downtown traffic lights

Monroe County looks to help with mental illness

La Crosse rallies for reproductive rights

Community members experience substance-free Oktoberfest celebration

Festers get up early for the Maple Leaf Walk Run

Mayo Clinic vaccine expert says COVID vaccine for children will be here soon

First responders practice lock and dam safety

Mayo Health doctors warn about sepsis during awareness month

Electric vehicle owners help educate La Crosse community

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