Gray CEO issues statement on Nancy Parker’s death
Gray Chairman and CEO Hilton Howell Jr. issued a statement about the death of WVUE anchor and reporter Nancy Parker, who was killed while on assignment Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
Gray owns the New Orleans station where Parker had worked for 23 years.
“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of longtime WVUE anchor Nancy Parker,” the statement starts.
“I was fortunate to meet Nancy at the station in June. I was immediately struck by her larger than life personality and her unwavering passion for New Orleans and its people,” Howell added.
“It was clear that Nancy relished her role as a journalist and her storytelling was second to none,” the statement continues.
Howell also noted her life outside the station. “Her most cherished role was that of wife and mother. Our hearts go out to her husband Glynn, her children Parker, Piper, and Pierce, and the entire WVUE family.”
“Nancy brought joy to all who met her. Today we are shocked and saddened that Nancy is gone, but we are grateful for the many ways she enriched our lives and the community she so loved,” the statement ends.