The story you won’t see in the media

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Published in: on September 11, 2015 at 11:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Roanoke. The morning after…

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Kevin Goins Kevin Goins

As a former radio news producer – hell, a human being – I couldn’t imagine the difficult job the folks at WDJB-TV in Roanoke, VA had today with doing their work. As many of us know, yesterday morning (August 26th) at 6:45 a.m. ET, news reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed by Vester Flanagan II (a former co-worker/reporter, who used the on-air name of Bryce Williams) during a live broadcast. Flanagan later killed himself during a law-enforcement manhunt.

The station held a moment of silence this morning at 6:45, in honor of their slain colleagues. Alison was engaged to be married to news anchor, Chris Furst. Adam’s fiancée, producer Melissa Ott, was due to celebrate her last day with the station yesterday. Instead, both Chris and Melissa – and now, several thousand folks – viewed a nightmare in real life, real time.

CORRECTS YEAR FLANAGAN WAS FIRED TO 2013 FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR - This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Moneta, Va. Authorities identified the suspect as fellow journalist Vester Lee Flanagan II, who appeared on WDBJ-TV as Bryce Williams. Flanagan was fired from the station in 2013. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP) This…

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