Virginia News Station Pays Tribute to Slain Journalists


A day after Virginia journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were fatally shot while filming a live broadcast, their colleagues at WDBJ went on air to pay tribute with a moment of silence.

 

Please take a moment today to pause and reflect to remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Gone, but never forgotten.

Posted by WDBJ7 on Thursday, August 27, 2015

“We want to pause and reflect and share with you once again what made these two so special, not just to us, but to all of our hometowns that WDBJ serves,” Kimberly McBroom, who was anchoring from the station when the shooting erupted, said while fighting back tears.

On Wednesday morning, Parker and Ward were killed during a live interview at a shopping center. The suspected gunman is Vester Flanagan, a former coworker at the local news station. The segment’s interviewee, Vicki Garndner, was also injured. She went through emergency surgery and has reportedly recovered from stable condition to good condition.

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