ESPN’s NFL Nation Reporter for Atlanta Falcons, Vaughn McClure, has died at his Atlanta home.
He was a pleasant man of 48-year-old. he died today, October 15, 2020.
McClure joined ESPN to cover the NFL, and established the Atlanta Falcons rhythm as part of the NFL Nation. He covered the team in his 2017 Super Bowl LI run. He contributed to ESPN’s Falcons and NFL TV human radio coverage.
“We all loved Vaughn,” said John on Plaim, ESPN’s senior NFL digital editor. “She had a heart of gold. He was so helpful to our reporters. “We’ve heard a lot of stories over the last few hours about how Vaughn helped them tell them or how he said a good word to them as a coach or a player.”
Plym added. just as Vaughn ended each phone call with a partner. “Appreciate yourself, love yourself.” We all loved him. ”
McClure joined ESPN after covering six seasons at the Chicago Tribune.
“People will probably remember how Vaughn was able to bond, develop trusting relationships with many of the athletes he covered, or how diligent he was in timing, or the countless times he volunteered to help another teammate,” said Patricia Mays of ESPN. Content Strategy ավագ Senior Distribution Director, who brought McClure to the company. “But I respected him the most for his dedication to continuous improvement. One of the last letters he received was a request for feedback. He wrote: “I want to talk to you after the season about how I can get better. many things. I want to be great at this. «
Among his other assignments on the Tribune was covering the bulls in the off-season. He has previously covered Notre Dame football for the Chicago Sun-Times և Fresno State basketball for Fresno Bee. He has also worked for the South Bend Tribune and the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.
McLlor graduated from the University of Northern Illinois in 1994 and was born in Chicago.
Vaughn McClure made you feel like a celebrity every time you saw him. I simply cannot believe he is gone. Absolutely crushing. pic.twitter.com/uWjeWU6Tpa
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 15, 2020
So sad to hear about the passing of Vaughn McClure. The tributes you’re reading tell you what a well-respected, kind-hearted person he was inside and outside of ESPN. RIP
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 15, 2020
Vaughn McClure had a great gift of being able to connect with people. That’s why so many of us are hurting today. When you were friends with Vaughn though, you were friends forever. pic.twitter.com/jfaYfiyRzQ
— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) October 15, 2020
Vaughn McClure was one of the best people — and reporters — I have had the honor of working with. His drive, compassion and honesty set him apart. No words for this loss. pic.twitter.com/ZKQqFFe1my
— Heather Burns (@hburns33) October 15, 2020
We at #TheAtlantaVoice are saddened upon receiving the news of the passing of ESPN NFL Nation reporter for the Atlanta Falcons, Vaughn McClure. Vaughn was an ardent supporter of the Black Press and was a key ally for our publication.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/ddYbfhCAOZ
— The Atlanta Voice (@theatlantavoice) October 15, 2020
Man, the news that Vaughn McClure who was the ESPN reporter for the Atlanta Falcons and a long time writer for the Chicago Tribune has died is devastating. He was a good friend and a tremendous person. May God bless you my friend. ❤️
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) October 15, 2020