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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Nancy Parker, longtime anchor at WVUE FOX 8 News, died in a plane crash Friday afternoon in New Orleans East. She anchored every newscast at the station for more than 20 years in New Orleans. Parker is a native of ...

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Old 08-16-2019, 09:14 PM   #1
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RIP Nancy Parker longtime anchor at WVUE FOX 8 News

Nancy Parker, longtime anchor at WVUE FOX 8 News, died in a plane crash Friday afternoon in New Orleans East.






She anchored every newscast at the station for more than 20 years in New Orleans.
Parker is a native of Opelika, Alabama, where she graduated with honors from Opelika High School.
In 1988, Parker graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.
She moved to New Orleans in 1996.

The crash happened at Jourdan and Morrison roads in New Orleans East.

"Today we mourn the loss of our longtime colleague and friend Nancy Parker. Details have not been released by authorities, but we can confirm she passed away in a plane crash while covering a story at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

“Nancy was absolutely a joy to work with each and every day," said FOX 8 Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram. “Today we lost a wonderful journalist and remarkable friend, the New Orleans television community lost a true treasure, but beyond that, her family lost a wife, a mother and daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

"Nancy was a part of the FOX 8 family for the last 23 years, she put her heart and soul into her work, covering thousands of stories and touching countless lives. She made a difference in the lives of those she reported on. She will be sorely missed, and her absence creates a void that cannot be filled."

WDSU President and General Manager Joel Vilmenay issued the following statement on behalf of the station offering condolences :
"On behalf of every member of the WDSU-TV team, I offer our condolences and prayers to the family of Nancy Parker and our colleagues and friends at FOX 8. Many of our own team members have worked with or been mentored by Nancy Parker. We are so grateful to have had those associations and, above all, a peer who has been so graceful and exceptional as a journalist and friend."

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office issued the following statement on Parker's death:

"Sheriff Lopinto and the men and women of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office mourn the passing of Nancy Parker, wife of Public Information Officer Glen Boyd.

"Nancy was known to all in the Greater New Orleans area as a trusted voice, and she will be missed. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Parker and Boyd families, Nancy’s co-workers at WVUE, and everyone in the local media and public whose lives she touched."

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Old 08-17-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
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Re: RIP Nancy Parker longtime anchor at WVUE FOX 8 News

This is sad to hear.

I remember watching her while she worked in Baton Rouge @ WAFB Channel 9.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:00 AM   #3
 
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Re: RIP Nancy Parker longtime anchor at WVUE FOX 8 News

RIP.

Leaves behind a family. They were choking back the tears on Fox yesterday.
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