Remembering Nancy Parker: New Orleans honors late TV anchor with second line


NEW ORLEANS, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) — Fans of a late New Orleans TV news anchor gathered on the city streets this weekend to celebrate her life.

WVUE anchor Nancy Parker died in a plane crash Friday afternoon while covering a story about stunt pilot Franklin Augustus, who was also killed in the accident.

Parker’s supporters celebrated her life Saturday night with a second line through New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, starting at Kermit’s Treme Mouther-in-law Lounge.

“Nancy was absolutely a joy to work with each and every day,” WVUE general manager Tim Ingram said in a statement. “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.”

Parker joined WVUE in 1996, following six years with Baton Rouge TV station WAFB. She is survived by her husband and three children.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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