This morning’s horrific murders of two journalists during a live broadcast have sent shockwaves through the tight-knit TV news business.
Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed by a former co-worker, according to published reports. They worked for WDBJ-TV, the CBS affiliate for Roanoke, Va.
Journalists across the nation took to social media to mourn the two, including many anchors and reporters in Austin.
Here’s a sampling:
Our condolences to the family and friends of the reporter and photographer of WDBJ-TV in Roanoke VA. who were shot and killed today.
— Frank Volpicella (@FrankV_KVUE) August 26, 2015
And through all of this, #WDBJ is on the air reporting this story that hits so close to home. That's our job. #prayersforWDBJ
— Hema Mullur (@HemaMullur) August 26, 2015
Too many emotions to even process right now. My prayers to their family and friends. https://t.co/0jQll3ziaL
— Quita Culpepper (@QuitaC_KVUE) August 26, 2015
This is absolutely heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to the reporter & photog's family, their #WBDJ7 family and viewers.
— Sophia Beausoleil (@Sophia_beau) August 26, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with #WDBJ. https://t.co/f2PNR6hjeX
— Jenni Lee (@JenniL_KVUE) August 26, 2015
My heart breaks for you, Chris. We are so sorry. https://t.co/zh5xYhyhPD
— Lauren Petrowski (@LaurenOnFOX7) August 26, 2015
My condolences to @chrishurstwdbj reporter & shooting victim Allison Parker were a couple & very much in love. RIP pic.twitter.com/jKpit2EKBU
— Amanda Salinas (@AmandaOnFOX7) August 26, 2015