Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live WDBJ7 news broadcast early on Wednesday morning in rural Moneta, Virginia. Now, their friends, colleagues, and other loved ones are remembering the young journalists as well-liked and hardworking.
In the hours after the shooting, WDBJ7 General Manager Jeff Marks said the station’s entire staff was “in shock” and took several moments on air to remember Parker and Ward.
“All there is in our building today is hugging and crying and consoling,” Marks said. “Many members of our staff were very close to Alison and Adam, and everybody knew them. They were loved, they were positive people, they never shied away from an assignment. If you asked them to work late, they did it -- you didn’t even have to ask them.”