NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Award-winning journalist Nancy Parker was killed in a small plane crash on Friday. She was 53.
Nancy worked in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. She worked at FOX 8 for 23 years. People whose lives Nancy touched reacted to the devastating news.
My heart goes out to the family of Nancy Parker, a beloved reporter & news anchor in New Orleans, wife and mother of three. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time.— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) August 17, 2019
An Emmy-winning reporter, cancer advocate and author, Nancy used her platform to tell stories that mattered to the people of our state. Please join your prayers to mine and Donna’s for Nancy’s husband and three children as they come to terms with this shocking loss.— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) August 17, 2019
Saddened at the tragic news. For over 20 years, Nancy Parker helped inform the people of NOLA with great storytelling. She also wrote a children's book that became an annual part of our Book Festival. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with her family & the entire FOX8 team. pic.twitter.com/SFd9ie4bXa— Mitch Landrieu (@MitchLandrieu) August 17, 2019
What tremendous loss. Nancy was a mother, wife, accomplished journalist and community leader. I worked on stories along side Nancy during my time as a reporter. She was the utmost professional, so incredibly kind, funny and genuine. I am so saddened and shocked. Sending my deepest condolences to her family and Fox 8 family. She will be dearly missed by the community that she reported on every day and cared so much about.” - City Council President Helena Moreno Issues Statement on the Death of Nancy Parker
Rip Nancy Parker New Orleans legend you will be missed— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) August 17, 2019
Our hearts are broken to hear the tragic news of the loss of a cornerstone to New Orleans news. Our sincere condolences to her family, her friends, her colleagues at @FOX8NOLA Nancy and all who loved her will forever be in our hearts and our prayers. https://t.co/Bwkm8c7MXA pic.twitter.com/lo8wbnWrW7— AHA NOLA (@HeartNOLA) August 17, 2019
Nancy Parker represented what’s best about journalism. Her dedication & work ethic were recognized by her peers & our community. We’ll all miss her award-winning storytelling & warm presence on @FOX8NOLA. Jennifer & I are praying for her family as they deal with this tragic loss. https://t.co/V0RkiR9kSD— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 17, 2019
I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of the consummate journalist Nancy Parker. My condolences to her husband Glen Boyd and their family. She made her mark in the journalism community of New Orleans and will be sorely missed. RIP pic.twitter.com/bLaDo7VowN— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) August 17, 2019
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Nancy Parker, an author, breast cancer advocate, dedicated community leader, and award-winning journalist at WVUE FOX 8 News, who brought the news to South Louisiana for nearly 25 years, was killed in a plane crashed along side famed pilot and flight instructor Franklin J.P. Augustus while working on a feature story on Friday, August 16,2019. - Augustus was an acrobatic air show pilot and New Orleans-based member of a group that honored the Tuskegee Airmen. He described himself as the "world's only black civilian air-show acrobatic pilot” in a 1988 story in The Times-Picayune Newspaper. Frank performed hundreds of daredevil aerial maneuvers at shows and often visited schools to speak with young students to encourage them to explore aviation. - Parker was a loving mother of three and wife of longtime newsman, Glynn Boyd. She was a veteran journalist Fox 8 News who was nominated for, and won numerous Emmy Awards. Nancy wrote two beautifully written children’s books tailored in the culture of New Orleans and was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. - Nancy and Frank were a treasure to us all. They left this side doing what they’ve loved to do for so many years. Let us be forever grateful to them for giving us their all as we keep their friends and loved ones near and dear to our hearts.
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A dear friend, gone too soon... You knew her as the beautiful and talented News Anchor, Nancy Parker with WVUE Fox 8, we knew her as a great personal friend, mother, daughter and Wife! She and Glynn were an amazing couple with three amazing kids. You will be sorely missed! RIP pic.twitter.com/1fqDrfnYdL— Senator Troy Carter (@TROYSEE) August 17, 2019