Carley McCord, a member of WDSU’s Sports Team dies in plane crash. 5 die in plane crash.


Carley McCord, a member of WDSU�s Sports
Team dies in plane crash. ATLANTA � A member of the WDSU Sports team was killed
in a plane crash Saturday, according to family. Carley McCord’s husband confirmed to The Associated
Press that she was riding in a private plane from Lafayette to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta
with friends to watch LSU play Oklahoma. McCord, 30, was the daughter-in-law of LSU
offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. McCord was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was a graduate of Northwestern State University
and Louisiana State University. McCord got her first broadcast job in Cleveland
working as an in-house reporter for the Cleveland Browns. A few months later, McCord was hired by CBS
Radio Cleveland to be a morning show cast-member for a morning show on a Hot AC formatted station. After two years in Cleveland, Carley moved
back to Baton Rouge to pursue her broadcast career in her hometown.
She began working for Guaranty Media as a radio host for 100.7 The Tiger and 104.5 ESPN
Baton Rouge. After a three-year stint with Guaranty Media,
she made the announcement that she wanted to pursue her sports television career full
time. McCord was a freelance sideline and sports
reporter for various networks, including Cox Sports Television, ESPN3 and WDSU-TV.
McCord was the digital media reporter for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the
in-game host for the New Orleans Pelicans and the New Orleans Saints. �We are devastated by the loss of such an
amazing talent and valued member of our WDSU family,� said WDSU President and General
Manager Joel Vilmenay. �Carley�s passion for sports journalism and her deep knowledge
of Louisiana sports, from high school to the professional ranks, made her an exceptional
journalist. “As we reflect on her impressive body of work,
we offer our deepest condolences to her family.� �Words cannot express the tremendous amount
of sorrow our entire staff holds for Carley and her family,� said WDSU News Director
Akili Franklin. �She was an extraordinary woman and a talented reporter. We offer our
deepest condolences to her family and friends.” “She will be severely missed.� McCord is
survived by her husband Steve Ensminger Jr., her family and friends. The WDSU News team has the entire Ensminger
and McCord families in their thoughts and prayers.

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