Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Breaking News Alert! Two Journalists Murdered in Ambush During Live Broadcast This Morning in Virginia!

WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker was 24; photographer Adam Ward was 27

Adam Ward, left, and Alison Parker. I searched for a more straightforward picture of Ward, but such photos are difficult to come by, where photographers are concerned, and the only one available was fuzzy.

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to Prince George’s County Ex-Pat for this article.

All I know is that reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward covered stories together every day, obviously enjoyed working together, and sometimes goofed off during stories. Parker had been dating one of the station’s anchors, Chris Hurst, for nine months, according to Hurst. They were doing a live interview, at the time of the murderous ambush attack. No word yet on the shooter, who remains at large.


WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and anchor Chris Hurst had been dating for nine months

Two WDBJ7 employees killed in attack at Bridgewater Plaza
Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were attacked during a live broadcast
By Web Staff
Aug 26, 2015, 7:27 A.M. EDT; updated at 10:16 A.M.

Two WDBJ7 employees were killed Wednesday morning in an attack at Bridgewater Plaza.

Two WDBJ7 employees were killed in an attack Wednesday morning at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake.

This happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m.

Police are looking for a suspect who apparently opened fire on WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker.

Adam was 27-years-old [sic]. Alison just turned 24.


Parker and Ward enjoyed their work; here they appear to be at a store selling dresses for mistresses of honor

Both were from the WDBJ7 viewing area.

Adam graduated from Salem High School and Virginia Tech.

Alison grew up in Martinsville and attended Patrick Henry Community College and James Madison University.

Law enforcement is on scene following an incident at Bridgewater Plaza.

The incident happened during a WDBJ7 live report.

Deputies from Franklin County and Bedford County are on scene.

Bridgewater Plaza is on Smith Mountain Lake.

Check back soon for more updates.


Adam Ward was a romantic soul

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