Nancy Parker made a story in a stunt plane when the crash happened in a field near New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
"Nancy has been part of the Fox 8 family for the past 23 years, putting her heart and soul into her work, telling thousands of stories and touching countless lives," said Vice President and CEO Tim Ingram. "She has changed the lives of those she has reported, she will be painfully missed, and her absence creates a gap that can not be filled."
Parker, 53, is survived by her husband and three children at the station. She and the pilot were declared dead at the scene. The authorities have not provided information on the identity of the pilot.
Gayle Benson, the owner of Saints and Pelicans in New Orleans, said Parker was an excellent anchor and a leader in local television.
The city police said they had the same mission as Parker ̵
According to the station, Parker was from Alabama and started anchoring the news on the radio when she was a high school graduate. She briefly worked in the press office of a US Congressman before she began her television career in 1989 in Columbus, Georgia.
She made a brief stopover in Montgomery, Alabama, before assuming a position in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1990 until 1996, when she joined WVUE as a weekend anchor.