ROANOKE, Va. (Aug. 27, 2015) – “This is a newscast like none other.”
Employees at Virginia’s WDBJ had the unenviable task of returning to the airwaves Thursday morning after reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.
Thursday’s show started with an “in memory graphic” for the slain journalists.
“We come to you this morning with very heavy hearts,” anchor Kimberly McBroom told viewers. “Alison Parker and Adam Ward were part of our family here at the station. Many of you told us how they were part of your mornings every day. We cannot express to you how much your love and support have meant to us over the last 24 hours or so.”
The station held a moment of silence for their colleagues at 6:45 a.m., exactly 24 hours after the shooting.
A memorial outside the station continues to grow in memory of Parker and Ward.
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