A Look at the WDBJ Shootings One Year Later

By Kevin Eck 

It’s been a year since WDBJ viewers witnessed the murder of reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward on live TV.

Recently, memorialthe Roanoke, Va., CBS affiliate built a memorial for Parker and Ward outside the station featuring a curved stone sitting area surrounding a ribbon sculpture.

In June, the Newseum in Washington, D.C. honored the two journalists by adding their pictures to a permanent memorial marking the deaths of those killed while “just doing their job.”


In addition to the tragic death of the two journalists, CNN spoke with the woman survived the attack by a disgruntled former WDBJ employee.

Vicki Gardner, who was being interviewed by Parker at the time of the shootings, spoke with CNN anchor Brian Stelter about that day and her life since.

Stelter also recapped what has happened at the station since the shootings. Click here to read his story.

“In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, local TV stations were concerned about copycat crimes,” writes Stelter. “Some stations stepped up security for crews in the field. But there have not been systemic changes in the twelve months since the murders.”