Remembering Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, the Victims of the WDBJ7 Shooting


Remembering Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27

From a report by Philip Ross: Parker, a native of Virginia, grew up in the city of Martinsville, about 180 miles southwest of Richmond, WDBJ7 reports. She attended Patrick Henry Community College near Martinsville and graduated from James Madison University, where she worked for the school’s newspaper, in 2012.


She interned at the station that summer and returned in May 2014 as a morning reporter, New York Daily News reports. Parker had been dating the station’s evening co-anchor Chris Hurst. Hurst shared his grief on Twitter.


Ward had graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, where he earned a communications and media studies degree, NBC News reports. Read the rest of this entry »