FOX 8 journalist Nancy Parker killed in New Orleans East plane crash

August 16, 2019

WWL Newsroom 

Veteran New Orleans TV reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was one of two people who died in a plane crash Friday near New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Parker was reportedly on assignment for TV station WVUE, Fox 8 when the small plane went down in a fiery crash.

The pilot also died.

Parker was shooting a story in the stunt plane.

The Alabama native has worked in New Orleans for 23 years.

Parker moved to New Orleans in 1996.

She became a weekend anchor at WVUE. She would later become the 10pm weekday co-anchor with John Snell in 1999.

Parker went on to win five Emmy Awards.

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