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Funeral arrangements set for sports reporter Carley McCord

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  • Joel Rodgers

Funeral arrangements are now set for Carley McCord.

McCord and four others died Saturday when a small plane headed to Atlanta, Georgia crashed shortly after tak off.

The services are Saturday January 4th at St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge.

Visitation 9:00AM – 1:00PM   Funeral Mass 1:00PM

Memorial services will be held in the church parish hall immediately following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Carley McCord’s Scholarship Fund at Northwestern State University.

A memorial scholarship created to honor Carley McCord:

The family of Carley McCord plans to honor the beloved Louisiana sports reporter through a memorial scholarship fund in her name at her alma mater, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

Carley McCord graduated from Northwestern State University in 2011. She later went to LSU.

The 30-year-old sports journalist was born and raised in Baton Rouge. Her most recent position was as a digital media reporter for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches and the in-game host for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL and the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA.

When she wasn’t busy covering sports, McCord taught English online to children in China and worked as a substitute teacher, according to the Advocate.

Gretchen D. Vincent, 51, Michael “Walker Vincent, 15, Ian E. Biggs, 51, and Robert Vaughn Crisp II, 59 were all killed in the wreck.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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