Published: Sun, August 18, 2019

United States news anchor killed while filiming light plane story

United States news anchor killed while filiming light plane story

"My heart is shattered", Glynn Boyd posted on Facebook Saturday.

"The dearest and most wonderful person in my life is gone", he wrote.

"Our Nancy was an awesome human being", Boyd wrote.

"On behalf of Superintendent Ferguson and the entire NOPD we are sending our deepest condolences to Nancy's family, her husband Glenn, and their three children", the department said in a Facebook post. "She had so much to give". This is why this is so hard to comprehend. "She told it to us straight, but with a combination of professionalism, intelligence, warmth and grace we may never experience again". "I noticed she was really aggressive and asking all of the smart questions".

"Although I interacted only with Nancy Parker doing promotions for Essence Fest, she had a way of making you feel she knew you forever".

Boyd, who is a Public Information Officer at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, said that he "would trade places with her right now". I should've been on that plane.

"She was our road map, our compass, our guiding light", he continued. "I'm lost without my wife", he added.

FOX 8 News anchor Nancy Parker and the pilot died in a plane crash Friday evening near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.


Parker's fellow anchor Lee Zurik interrupted the channel's programming Friday to inform viewers of what happened.

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation into the crash.

Today we mourn the loss of our longtime colleague and friend, Nancy Parker.

She was remembered by National Football League quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, as well as Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and others around the state who admired the journalist and her work.

A member of the Gray Television family has passed away. "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", Edwards wrote.

The veteran journalist was working on a feature story for WVUE Fox 8 about stunt pilot and flight instructor Franklin J.P. Augustus when the plane he was flying them in crashed in an empty field.

In a statement, Fox 8 said Parker "made a difference in the lives of those she reported on".

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