Tragedy struck on Saturday when a small, twin-prop plane bound for Atlanta crashed in Lafayette killing five people on board.
One of the five fatalities Saturday morning was New Orleans area sports reporter Carley McCord.
McCord, a Baton Rouge native, was married to Steve Ensminger, Jr.
A graduate of The Northwestern State, McCord worked for Cox Sports Television, ESPN3, WDSU New Orleans and more as a reporter while also serving as the in-game host for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans and NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
On Saturday afternoon, a joint statement was released by the Pelicans and Saints in wake of McCord’s death.
Statement from the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans pic.twitter.com/1WhBvJmjI5— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 28, 2019