Quick Facts Of Nancy Parker
Celebrated Name Nancy Parker Age 53 Years Nick Name Nancy Birth Name Nancy Parker Birth Date 1966 Gender Female Profession Author, Journalist Birth Nation United States Place Of Birth Opelika, Albama Nationality American Death Date 2019-08-16 Cause Of Death Plane crash Best Known For Anchor of FOX 8 Father Bill Parker Mother Patsy Parker Husband Glen Boyd Children Parker, Piper and Pierce High School Opelika High School University University of Alabama Education B.A. in Journalism
Nancy Parker was a popular face in the field of journalism and was currently the host at WVUE FOX8 studio. Parker was a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and seven-time Emmy nominee. She was the mother of three currently anchors the 4:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. broadcasts at Fox 8. She just died in a plane crash.
- The 53 aged, Nancy Parker died in “doing what she always liked to do” as her death was announced on the set of Fox 8’s 7 p.m. broadcast.
- Parker died on Friday afternoon on 16th August 2019 in a plane crash in New Orleans East.
Nancy Parker Famous for?
- Nancy Parker was famous as the anchor at the WVUE FOX8 broadcasting.
Nancy Parker’s Early Life: Birth Date/Parents/Education?
Nancy Parker was born in 1966 in Opelika, Alabama, the U.S. Her birth name was Nancy May Parker. Her nationality was American.
She was born to Bill Parker(father) and Patsy Parker(mother). Both her parents are respected educators and civic leaders in their city of Opelika and the State of Alabama.
Further, her mother, Patsy, is also a 21-year cancer survivor.
She was raised in Opelika where she attended Opelika High School and graduated from there with great honors. While at the high school, she fell in love with journalism and she got a job anchoring drive-time news at WJHO-AM radio.
At the age of 17, she used to cover the news with a tape recorder and a dream.
She then graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Nancy Parker’s Career: FOX 8?
- Parker started her official career when she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked in former U.S. Rep. Bill Nichols’ press office.
- She got her first TV news job as an Alabama bureau reporter for WTVM in Columbus, Georgia in 1989.
- She moved on to WSFA News 12 in Montgomery where she got a job as an anchor at WAFB-TV Baton Rouge in 1990, which she continued for the next six years.
- In 1996, she moved to New Orleans and worked as a weekend anchor at WVUE FOX 8 from where she rose to fame.
- She was promoted to the anchor of the 10 p.m. broadcast with John Snell in 1999.
- She continued the work for more than a decade and she enjoyed doing that.
- She published her first children’s book “The Adventures of Yat and Dat What’s Cookin” in 2010 and her second book, “The Adventures of Yat and Rat: Superdome” in 2013.
- She won a 2012 Emmy Award for her special report “Staying in Line” at New Orleans.
- She covered several stories which she calls “the highlights of her career”.
- She also was one of just four Gulf Coast reporters invited to interview George W. Bush in the White House in 2006.
- She got a regional Emmy for her documentary entitled “The Journey Home”.
- Her last story for Fox 8, was about “Louisiana’s dangerous heatwave”.
Nancy Parker’s Personal Life: Husband/children?
Nancy Parker was married to Glen Boyd. Glen is a longtime newsman and JPSA public information officer. The couple had been married for twenty-one years since 1998.
Nancy’s proudest accomplishments are her twin children, Piper and Pierce and her oldest son Parker.
Nancy was very active in the community as she was honored twice with New Orleans Magazine’s “People to Watch”. She was also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Death of Nancy Parker
The fabulous host, Nancy Parker met with a plane accident on Friday afternoon, 16th August 2019 where she died right at the spot after the firing of the plane. She was one of the two who died last Friday near the Lakefront Airport.
Another killed was the pilot of the small lane, Franklin Augustus, a flight instructor and stuntman who was also the president of the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.
It is reported that Parker was shooting a story in a stunt plane at the time of the accident.
People all around the Albama whose lives Nancy touched reacted to the devastating news tweeting and retweeting for the great loss that they had.
Nancy Parker’s Net Worth?
The popular host and anchor of FOX 8, Nancy Parker had an estimated net worth of around $50k.
She had her income through her job at FOX 8 as an anchor. Besides, she also had her incoming through her books.
Nancy Parker’s Body Measurement: Height/Weight?
Nancy Parker had a dark complexion with brown eyes and black hair. She stood with a height of around 5ft. 7inch.(approx.)
Did You Know?
- Nancy Parker was one of the reporters invited to interview George W. Bush in the White House in 2006.
- Nancy Parker’s mother is a 21-year cancer survivor.