News Reporter and Cameraman Shot Dead on Live TV

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

News reporter and cameraman shot dead on live TV

Alison Parker, 24, was doing a live report this morning on Roanoke, Virginia’s WDBJ when a gunman started firing, killing her and cameraman Adam Ward. The 27-year-old Ward captured brief footage of the alleged gunman. This is the latest incident of violence on a TV news crew. Last month, a camera operator was pistol-whipped during a live TV news report in San Francisco in which a thief wearing a ski mask made off with cameras from two different TV stations. PLUS: CNN pays tribute to Parker.


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