Social Media Responds to WDBJ Employees’ Deaths

By Kevin Eck 

Behind the very public tragedy of the two WDBJ employees shot and killed this morning, is the private story about the very real lives reporters, anchors and photographers live behind the scenes.

Anchors, reporters, viewers and colleagues used social media to reach out and offer condolences to families, friends and loved ones. Hashtags for #AlisonParker and #AdamWard gave focus to the outpouring of support for the two.

WDBJ anchor Chris Hurst took to Facebook to reveal he and Alison Parker were “very much in love.”


CNN’s Brian Stelter reports Ward’s fiancé Melissa Ott was in the control room when the shootings happened.

WOFL anchor LuAnne Sorrell wrote:

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson added to the thoughts:

WSET reporter Suri Crowe wrote:

WCBS anchor Diane Macedo sent her condolences: