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.
“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.
Preparing for a very difficult @WDBJ7Mornin broadcast. But I am strengthened by your love and condolences. We will get through this together
— Kimberly McBroom (@KimberlyWDBJ) August 27, 2015
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.