Vaughn McClure Biography – Vaughn McClure Wiki
Vaughn McClure was the Atlanta Falcons reporter for NFL Nation. He joined ESPN in September 2013. He wrote for ESPN.com in addition to appearing on ESPN television and radio programs, including SportsCenter and NFL Live.
McClure previously worked at the Chicago Tribune for six years, primarily as the Chicago Bears beat writer (2008-13). He chronicled the details behind the team’s parting with legendary linebacker Brian Urlacher and also assisted with NBA coverage of the Chicago Bulls during their postseason appearances.
McClure graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in journalism. His first position was at the DeKalb Daily Chronicle as a general assignment reporter covering the police, fire, courts, park district, and school board beats. He also worked at the South Bend Tribune, Fresno Bee and Chicago-Sun Times.
Vaughn McClure Age
Vaughn McClure died in October 2020. He was 48.
Vaughn McClure Death
Vaughn McClure died in October 2020, at the age of 48, at his home near Atlanta. John Pluym, senior deputy editor for digital NFL coverage at ESPN said, “We all loved Vaughn. He had a heart of gold. He was so helpful to our reporters. In the last few hours, we’ve heard so many stories about how Vaughn had helped them with a story or how he put in a good word for them with a coach or player. Talking to Vaughn on the phone was always a joy. I loved how you could just sense the excitement in his voice for being able to cover the Falcons for ESPN. We will all miss him greatly. And I’ll end this the way Vaughn ended every phone call with a colleague: ‘Appreciate you. Love you.’ We all loved him, too.”
The Falcons said in a statement: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. He was an earnest, thoughtful reporter who had a passion for his craft and the relationships he held. He will be missed dearly and we are holding his family, friends and associates in our thoughts and prayers.”
Patricia Mays, senior director of content strategy and distribution at ESPN, who brought McClure to the company, said, “People will probably remember how Vaughn was able to connect and develop trusting relationships with many of the athletes he covered, or how diligent he was about deadlines, or the countless times he volunteered to help out a colleague on another sport. But what I respected most was how committed he was to continually improving. One of the last emails I received from him was asking for feedback. He wrote: ‘Would love to talk to you after the season about how I can get better at a lot of things. I want to be great at this job.'”
Vaughn McClure Cause of Death – Vaughn McClure Illness
Vaughn McClure’s cause of death was not revealed. However, on Father’s Day 2020 (Sunday, June 21), he revealed in an Instagram post that he suffered from depression caused by the loss of his father, mother, elder sister, and younger brother. He wrote: “I’m still trying to get over the depression of losing you, Mom, Mark, & Nona. With my big sis dying at age 38 and lil bro at 27, I wonder sometimes how much time I’ve got left.”
Vaughn McClure Net Worth
Vaughn McClure’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Vaughn McClure Instagram
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Dad, This is the first Father’s Day without you, and we would have celebrated your birthday Tuesday. But you’re in Heaven, and sorely missed. I’m so glad God allowed me to spend extensive time with you before you joined Him up there. You’re not missing anything down here, actually. This world is messed up. For me, I’m still trying to get over the depression of losing you, Mom, Mark, & Nona. With my big sis dying at age 38 and lil bro at 27, I wonder sometimes how much time I’ve got left. I want to live long. I’ve told myself no matter what, I want to honor the memories of all four of you while I’m alive. The only way to do that is to give everything I have no matter what obstacles I encounter. I don’t know where I’d be right now without the support of Vaurice Patterson, Nick Gialamas, Mike Wells, and Chris Burt. I’d be down and out, honestly. But those guys constantly lift me up. If you were here now, Dad, we would have plenty to discuss. There’s so much hate going on in America, so much racial injustice. It makes me think about the support you gave me the time I got beat down with clubs by six white police officers 20 years ago when I was trying to be a peacemaker and take a drunk friend home. It took a black officer’s phone call to the DA’s office to clear my name when I did nothing wrong in the first place. I’ve held a lot of hate in my heart for years because of that incident, but Mom always told us the Bible said to love your enemies. I regret that you and I didn’t have more discussions about race. Our conversations centered around the Bulls and Bears because sports brought us closer together. But I wish I would have shared with you some of the racial injustices that I encountered, including one even more traumatic than getting beat down by those cops. I’m not going to sit here and say I’ve been the victim of racism all my life. Heck, I deserved some of the bad things that happened to me because I’ve let my anger get the best of me too many times. I was a bad kid/teen/young adult, but I learned from those missteps. You set the example of how to be a strong black man. I have to do a better job of the same. I love you and miss you. Happy Father’s Day.