Who is Vaughn McClure? Vaughn McClure Bio/Wiki
According to his pressroom bio, Vaughn McClure was the Atlanta Falcons reporter for NFL Nation. He wrote in-depth features, video reports, and statistical analysis of the Atlanta Falcons, in addition to featuring daily on ESPN’s Sportscenter.
Vaughn McClure joined ESPN in September 2013 and is the reporter for NFL Nation’s Atlanta Falcons. Apart from featuring on ESPN television and radio shows, including SportsCenter and NFL Live, he writes for ESPN.com.
He was 48 years old.
McClure offers breaking news, statistical analysis, in-depth features, and team-related video updates. His seasons on the beat included the Super Bowl LI debut of the Falcons in 2017 and a number of news reports, including the change of coaching from Mike Smith to Dan Quinn, and NFL officials reviewing sanctions against the Falcons for inappropriately piping crowd noise into their own stadium.
McClure had previously worked for six years at the Chicago Tribune, mostly 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 during their postseason appearances with NBA coverage of the Chicago Bulls.
A Chicago native, McClure graduated with a degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.
His first job was as a general assignment reporter at the DeKalb Daily Chronicle covering police, fire, courts, park district, and beats from the school board.
He also worked for the South Bend Tribune, the Chicago-Sun Times, and the Fresno Bee.
Vaughn McClure died at his home near Atlanta this week. He was 48 and there was no disclosure of the cause of death.
John Pluym 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.”
ESPN’s NFL Nation Reporter for the Atlanta Falcons, Vaughn McClure, died at his apartment in Atlanta. What a nice man he was. McClure was 48. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/2bjwwKUjhH
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2020
Also online, Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher shared condolences. “Today I was very saddened to hear about the passing of my dear friend Vaughn McClure,” he wrote. “We became fast friends when he was covering the Bears. He had a big heart and was one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. You will be missed.”
Man Vaughn McClure passed a way. I literally go to his Twitter account every single day for the latest falcon news. Always see him around falcon training camp every year. Hearing this news makes me sad. Wow! Cool dude. He was only 48 😥 pic.twitter.com/fPxG92OQ5j
— Demario A. Falcons (@MARIOGA12000) October 15, 2020
A statement was also issued by the Falcons. “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.”