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

La Crosse County road ZN closing for construction

Health experts at Mayo Clinic Health System share tips to avoid post pandemic anxiety

UW System announces vaccine incentive for students

Houston celebrates the return of its Hoedown Days

Storytellers from all across the country come to La Crosse for a storytelling festival

Art Fair on the Green holds 63rd annual event at Myrick Park

Motorcyclists ride with purpose in the 19th annual Thunder Ride

Third annual Al's Musky Challenge looking to raise money for local organizations

REACT Center trains nations youth for when disaster strikes

Health experts see a rise in summer colds

Little kids show little goats at West Salem Interstate Fair

Mayo Clinic health experts share why sunglasses are important

Tractor drivers team up for a good cause

La Crosse community gets a look at the past with the Historic Society's Folk Life

Log rollers compete in the La Crosse Open Logrolling Tournament

American Duchess docks at Riverside Park in La Crosse

Summer vendors are back in business after a year with no fairs and festivals

La Crosse year-round schools see new beginnings on first day

La Crosse Police Department hosts underwater sonar training for area agencies

Three Rivers Roleo comes to Onalaska

Maintenance planned on George Street in La Crosse Monday

West Avenue in La Crosse slated for road construction

Art market held to support local artists

Kids fly free during Young Eagles Day

Area YMCA brings kids in for a triathlon

Trempealeau holds 49th annual Catfish Days

Fimple Fund hosts Anthony's Day just over a year after his death

Gas prices continue to climb as more people continue to travel

La Crosse Police Department receives unusual amount of hang-up and silent calls

Car prices rise as production slows down, La Crosse dealer exec says

Health officials clear up confusion on COVID-19 vaccine

La Crosse Skyrockers prepare for Riverfest fireworks show

La Crosse Riverfest brings unique helicopter experience

Gundersen Health System experts share ways to be safe around fireworks

River City Championship Wrestling comes to Riverfest

Tomah hosts annual Independence Day parade

Reports show teenagers are working more than ever before

La Crosse County Health Department inspectors talk about Riverfest food safety

11-year-old Sparta boy is on a mission to rescue monarch butterflies

Navy veteran honored in La Crosse on his 100th birthday