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

Viroqua defeats Royall in battle of state’s oldest coaches

West Salem Girls Soccer win a close one against Central, 1-0

Logan Softball hits 3 homeruns in 10-3 win over Holmen.

Luther softball hands Bangor their first loss of the season, 15-5

Westby Softball scores late in 2-0 win over West Salem

Onalaska Track and Field sweep MVC Meet

Searching for greatness; how Gretta Grassel is taking over Wisconsin high school softball

GET Baseball win big over De Soto, 10-0

Onalaska Baseball wins big over Sparta, 16-4

Aquinas Baseball walks it off to win over Logan

UW-La Crosse softball go 1-1 on day two of WIAC softball tournament

UWL Women’s Track and Field take home WIAC Championship, men finish second

UW-La Crosse softball advances past first round of WIAC Tournament with win over UW-Whitewater

G-E-T softball defeats Viroqua, 6-0

Holmen Girls Soccer defeats West Salem in important MVC match, 1-0

Holmen baseball hands Aquinas its first loss of the season

Olson’s no-hitter helps Central defeat Onalaska in extra innings

Packers trade up, take WR Christian Watson at 34th overall

Central softball wins big over Logan,11-0

Holmen baseball gets a MVC win over Sparta

Central baseball gets the best of cross town rival Logan 11-6

West Salem baseball completes comeback with last inning walk-off

Onalaska baseball splits doubleheader against SPASH

Holmen Girls Soccer use strong first half to beat Aquinas

Heiderscheit notches a hat-trick as Central Girls Soccer beats Aquinas

Holmen softball wins big over La Crosse Central

Onalaska baseball’s late inning comeback falls short as they fall to Mosinee

Blair-Taylor softball looking for more success with the help of a position change

UWL baseball falls in four straight to UW-Whitewater

Tomah baseball using tough schedule to improve

Western Technical College baseball splits doubleheader with Riverland

Logan uses fast start to defeat West Salem

Logan boys tennis defend the home court with win over Viroqua

Tomah softball survives late comeback from La Crosse Central

UWL Track and Field dominate in the Ashton May Invite

G-E-T baseball uses big grand slam to defeat Westby

Aquinas bats stay hot in 16-8 win over Holmen

Onalaska softball beats Holmen 11-10 in extra innings

Onalaska softball defeats Central 15-1

Onalaska baseball tops Holmen 5-1