Just last month, WDBJ7 shared a video in which Parker shared seven fun facts about herself.
Adam Ward joined WDBJ7 four years ago in the station's production department and later became a photographer in the news department.
He grew up in nearby Salem, VA and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a degree in Communication and Media Studies, according to his profile on LinkedIn.
"Adam was the camera through which you viewers saw much of what we did, and certainly if it was on the morning news and out live, you saw Adam’s work," said Marks, the station's general manager.
Ward and Melissa Ott, a morning producer at WDBJ7, were engaged and had planned to marry sometime next summer, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.
Ott was set to start a new job in Charlotte, and Ward had planned on moving in with her, according to the report.