WDBJ7 in southern Virginia returned to the air Thursday morning, paying tribute to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were shot dead by an ex-employee during a live broadcast the day before. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
WDBJ7 early show back on air after journalists’ killing
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
WDBJ opened their morning show at 5am ET, the day after two of their employees were killed by an ex-employee, with a tribute to reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, shot to death during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday.
The journalists were slain by a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a “powder keg” of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the United States.
The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway hours after the shooting. Flanagan, who was African-American, died later at a hospital, police said.