Murder of Broadcasters
Horrific and devastating news regarding the brutal and senseless murder of two talented broadcasters, reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward from CBS affiliate WDBJ in Virginia. Their lives were ended live on air by an angry former reporter who had been terminated a few years back and had issues with Ward.
Workplace violence has been on the rise in the last few years and this time was no less or more tragic than recent others, but it was certainly more public. Our industry has more than its fair share of stress, egos and and real or perceived mistreatment. But we should always try to be compassionate and understanding of each other.
Our hearts go out to the families and coworkers of these two young people and offer our support to broadcasters everywhere who can use a little more understanding.