Carley McCord Bio, Wiki
Carley McCord is the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. She was a freelance sports reporter with WDSU-TV and in-game host for the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. She had a rising career as a journalist before losing her life in a plane crash where five people perished. According to The Associated Press, the small plane “crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday,” December 28th, 2019. She was only 30 years old.
Carley McCord Education
A look at her LinkedIn page reveals that Carley received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University in 2013. She also studied at Northwestern State University and the New York Film Academy.
In college, she listed her activities as “Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Demon VIP, Miss Northwestern State University 2010.”
McCord was a “2007 St. Michael graduate and Miss Louisiana runner up for 2011 and 2012” as The Advocate,
Carley McCord Career
On LinkedIn, Carley described herself as “Sideline Reporter/Radio Host/Broadcast Professional.” A Baton Rouge native, McCord held a variety of positions in sports journalism over the years. Carley wrote on Facebook that she was “Host (radio) at 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge,” and “Former Morning Co-Host at CBS” and “Former Broadcast Journalist at Cleveland Browns.” She lived and was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
According to a tribute on WDSU, Carley “was a freelance sideline and sports reporter for various networks including Cox Sports Television, ESPN3, and WDSU-TV.” WDSU further wrote that “Carley 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.”
In addition, she was an “in-game host” for the New Orleans Pelicans. “Live arena host during game time. Responsible for hosting promotions, games and in-game information. Also responsible for hosting events held within the organization.” She was also “responsible for reporting on local and national sports headlines. ” She worked with local colleges and professional teams to provide coverage on their games and events.
On LinkedIn, she indicated that she was previously on-air talent/reporter for Guaranty Media in Baton Rouge, where she was “co-host of “He Said, She Said” on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge. Mid-day host on 100.7 The Tiger.” She was a CBS Radio on-air personality in Cleveland. She worked as a co-host for NFLVR Live! for the Cleveland Browns. She was a Tiger TV Sports Showtime reporter.
As for the latter position, she wrote: “Responsible for reporting on LSU athletics. Work with producers to determine story topics. Operate cameras and shoot various LSU sporting events. Attend press conferences and practices. Interview athletes and coaches. Appear on air to analyze sports topics and deliver information.”
Carley McCord Father-in-Law
McCord “was the daughter-in-law of LSU Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger,” WDSU reported. She expressed pride in Steve’s accomplishments on Facebook, writing, “That’s my father-in-law 🤗🤗 #SOPROUD.”
Ensminger will coach Saturday’s game despite the tragedy, the Advocate reported.
LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger takes the field at the Peach Bowl. Carley McCord was his daughter-in-law. Our hearts are with the Ensminger and McCord families. >> https://t.co/RqcwINlbdJ pic.twitter.com/wNv8BEGJ2O
— wdsu (@wdsu) December 28, 2019
Carley McCord Husband
McCord had been married to her husband, Steve Ensminger Jr from 2018 until her death in December 2019. On Facebook, Steve Ensminger Jr. filled his page with photos showing him with Carley. His page says he studied at Louisiana Tech University, went to West Monroe High School, was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and lived in Baton Rouge.
Carley McCord Death & Cause
McCord was one of five people who perished in a small plane crash in Louisiana. She was only 30 years old. Her husband confirmed her death to The Associated Press. The other four victims were associated with Global Data Systems, a company in Lafayette. According to The Associated Press, the small plane “crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday,” December 28th, 2019.
The plane crash’s cause is not yet clear; those who knew Carley described her as a rising sports sideline reporter with a vibrant personality.
McCord was one of five people who perished in a small plane crash in Louisiana. She was only 30 years old. Her husband confirmed her death to The Associated Press. The other four victims were associated with Global Data Systems, a company in Lafayette.
McCord and the others were traveling to see the Peach Bowl when the plane crashed near Lafayette, WDSU-TV reported.
Other Victims of the Plane Crash
The other victims were named by WAFB-TV as Ian E. Biggs, the plane’s pilot, age 51; Robert Vaughn Crisp II, age 59; Gretchen D. Vincent, age 51; and Michael Walker Vincent, age 15. Stephen Wade Berzas, 37, was a passenger in the plane but survived and was taken to the hospital. Crisp, Berzas, and Biggs were all affiliated with a Lafayette company named Global Data Systems, and Vincent and Michael were the wife and son of that company’s president.
Carley McCord Instagram
Her Instagram story contains a graphic that reads, “Only rainbows. After rain, the sun will always come again.”