NAB announced that the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund established to support families of the victims of this summer’s Roanoke TV shooting has raised $88,175. The National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital News Association launched the fund to accept donations from broadcasters on behalf of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were […]
NAB, RTDNA and NATAS are accepting online and offline contributions to support the families of the two WDBJ Roanoke, Va., journalists killed in August. Those wishing to contribute to the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund can do so at http://www.nab.org/donate.
Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for WDBJ Roanoke, Va., who was murdered last week was remembered today at a commemoration at Salem High School. Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb said Ward “loved life and he was truly kind to people.” Habeeb was the offensive line coach when Ward played middle school football, was one of his teachers as a high school freshman and was an assistant principal for Ward’s final three years of high school.
Every TV newscaster in America had to do his or her job Wednesday, but it wasn’t easy. Most of us didn’t know Alison Parker or Adam Ward. But we all know someone like them.
The news became personal for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., when reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot during a live broadcast Wednesday morning, forcing co-workers to balance the stunning tragedy with professionalism. Their grief was evident during the newscasts that followed, but so was their restraint.
The former TV journalist who police say shot and killed WDBJ Roanoke photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker died this afternoon after shooting himself following a police chase. Parker and Ward were on the air interviewing a woman when Vester Lee Flanagan II fired about 15 shots. Their interview subject, Vicki Gardner, was in stable condition later Wednesday after surgery for her wounds. Flanagan had been fired by WDBJ in 2013.