ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – WDBJ colleagues remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward Friday night during a vigil.
Organization Help Save the Next Girl hosted the vigil in front of the WDBJ station.
“I would hope my kids be like Adam and Alison,” said Travis Wells, WDBJ7 Sports Director.
Their colleagues didn’t want to talk about what happened Wednesday morning. It was all about why Parker and Ward are so special.
“There have been so many pictures of them being shared Facebook profiles and I really think the pictures speak for themselves and you look at them they always had a smile on their face,” said Nadine Maeser, WDBJ7 reporter. “They’re always goofing off, but they always got the job done.”
Maeser says Ward was one of her good friends engaged to her best friend. She says Ward made people around him laugh and smile.
“Coming back from a morning show live shot he would get a small tin of sour cream and onion Pringles, a pack of donuts, and a soda or a chocolate milk,” said Maeser. “A grown up child and we loved that.”
Colleagues also shared their favorite memories including how they first met.
“Before I got her Alison emailed me,” said Shayne Dwyer, WDBJ7 reporter. “I hadn’t talked to her and right then and there she became my first friend here.”
It was emotional as people shared stories. Wells says the community has shown so much support, and it has meant a lot to them during this time.
“I think it’s evident as it is there’s some as terrible as this is something good can come out of it,” said Wells.