Vaughn McClure

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Full Name Vaughn McClure
Age 48 Years Old
Nick Name McClure
Gender Male
Birth Date November 25th, 1972
Birth Place Chicago

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About Vaughn McClure 

Vaughn McClure was an American sportswriter, journalist as well as a reporter who worked as Atlanta Falcons reporter for the NFL Nation. He authored in-depth features, video updates, and statistical analysis of the Atlanta Falcons. His very first job was at the DeKalb Daily Chronicle as a general assignment reporter. He mostly used to cover Police, Fire, Courts, School board beats, park districts, etc. He joined ESPN in September 2013 and had also worked with ESPN by writing for ESPN.com. Moreover, he has also appeared on TV and radio shows SportsCenter and NFL live. He has worked at the Chicago Tribune for six years and is the winner of the Chicago Bears (2008-2013). He had also written for the South Bend Tribune, Fresno Bee, and Chicago-Sun Times. Sadly, he died on 16th October 2020 at his home near Atlanta.

Vaughn McClure, ESPN's Atlanta Falcons reporter, would have likely been at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday for the team's game against the Minnesota Vikings. McClure, 48, died earlier this week at his home in Atlanta. The Vikings honored him by leaving a seat open for him in the press box. Courtney Cronin, ESPN's Vikings reporter, shared the photo on Twitter. "McClure, who covered the Atlanta Falcons for ESPN, will be missed by all who know him and had the opportunity to share in his passions," the team wrote on a stand with his photo on it. 

Vaughn McClure was famous for being an American sportswriter. He was best known for being an Atlanta Falcons reporter for NFL Nation.

Vaughn McClure Dies At 48

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Vaughn McClure was born in 1972 whereas the exact details about his birth month and date are still a mystery. His place of birth/hometown was in Chicago, the USA. Talking about his parents, he was born to Mark McClure (father) and Nona McClure (Mother). As per his siblings, he had two siblings; a brother and a sister whose name is still to get unfold yet. He belonged to American nationality and his ethnic background was African-American. Due to his ethnic background, his race is black. He lastly celebrated his 48th birthday before his death. His religion was Christian. 

About his education qualification, he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in journalism in the year 1994 before nabbing his first job as a general assignment reporter for the Dekalb Daily Chronicle, where he covered police, courts, fire, and school board beats. 

Vaughn McClure was a cool and handsome man with an average body build. With his charming personality and attractive nature, he had attracted a lot of people towards him. He had a height of 6 ft or 1.82 m with a bodyweight of 85 KG. His hair was bald and he got a pair of black eye color. His body measurement was 40-28-36 in (chest-waist-hips). His shoe size was 9 US. 

Cause of Death of Vaughn McClure

As per sources, Vaughn McClure left this world on 16th October 2020, at the age of 48 at his home near Atlanta. The main cause of the death of Vaughn is still to get revealed yet. As per the information, he suffered from depression because he lost his mom, dad, and older sister, he was so lonely, but still, he was trying to get over it. But he ended up leaving this world in October 2020. He was one of the assistants to all the other journalists, he was good at everyone, everyone appreciated and remembered the time they spent with him, he talked to everyone in a good way, but everyone feels blue and his death is very sad. "We all loved Vaughn," ESPN senior deputy editor for digital NFL coverage John Pluym said in a statement to ESPN. "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". "We are saddened to learn of the passing of ESPN's Vaughn McClure," Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay said in a team statement. "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." The Bears also offered their thoughts: "Saddened by this loss and sending our sincere condolences." "So sorry to hear this," NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy tweeted. "Vaughn was such a classy gentleman and a pleasure to work with. He will be greatly missed by the many friends and colleagues whose lives he touched and made better." Back then, he revealed in an Instagram post on 21st June on Father's Day that he suffered from depression caused by the loss of his father, mother, elder sister, and younger brother. He captioned "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 Maurice 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".


Vaughn McClure's Career 

  • Going towards his career timeline, Vaughn McClure firstly started writing for the South Bend Tribune, Fresno Bee, and Chicago-Sun Times.
  • After that, he became the Atlanta Falcons reporter for the NFL Nation and also joined ESPN in September 2013. 
  • He was also a sportswriter who wrote for ESPN.com, according to the source, and had also appeared on TV and radio shows SportsCenter and NFL live. 
  • He covered the team during its run to Super Bowl LI in 2017. 
  • Back then, he covered Notre Dame football for the Chicago Sun-Times and Fresno State basketball for The Fresno Bee. He had also worked at the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.

Vaughn McClure, a famous journalist and sportswriter

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Vaughn McClure's Personal Life

Moving towards the marital status of Vaughn McClure, his marital status is unknown at present. He was a very secretive person as he had not mentioned anything about his personal life about his wife, girlfriend, affairs, relationship to the public. He had not left any clue about his dating history neither any marital details as well as he had not spoken anything about his relationship. Following this, it can be assumed that he was living a single life prior to his death. About his sexual orientation, he was straight and he was not gay. 

Vaughn McClure's Net Worth 2020

Vaughn McClure was an American sportswriter whose net worth was calculated to have $1 Million as of 2020 at the time of his death. But the exact information about his salary details and career earnings is still to get unfold yet as he has not revealed anything about it neither any sources have published. But there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he was making a good amount of money from his career. He had good wealth, but sometimes wealth is nothing when you have nothing to say and you do not find emotional and mental support. His major source of wealth was from a sportswriting career. He was a successful man while coming towards his career timeline. He was living a cool lifestyle and happy life before his death.