Colleagues of Carley McCord reflect on her life, impact on Louisiana sports

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame President Ronnie Rantz and Radio Personality Jacob Hester reflected on the life and legacy of Carley McCord during their radio show on Monday.

The beloved sports reporter was killed in a private plane that crashed near a post office in Lafayette that was headed for the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

“She touched a lot of different lives all over the state of Louisiana and beyond blue wahoos baseball and Pensacola, so her loss is going to be a big void,” Rantz said.

Hester said she had the best energy, and always brought it with her everywhere she went.

 “She had the best energy. I mean she had the best energy,” Hester said.

Hester said McCord had a way of making every athlete feel special.

“It’s hard to bring the same energy, to that level that you do to the biggest level but because of who she was, she was able to do it,” Hester said.

Rantz remembers her sense of humor. “Carly was a lot of fun, she had a lot of energy to her, she was always funny, kind of a goofy sense of humor.”

McCord will always be remembered for her work ethic and passion for Louisiana sports.

“She was beloved by everybody because of the work she did and the way she went about it and she was genuine about that work as well, across the state this is a gigantic loss this is someone who walked into a room it got brighter,” Hester said.

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