Survivor of 2015 on-air shooting sues Virginia TV station
MONETA, Va. (AP) — The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker has spent three and a half years trying to erase online footage of his daughter's shooting death — all while never having seen the videos himself.
Journalists killed on duty in US, Canada since 1976
The fatal shootings of four journalists and a sales staffer in Annapolis, Maryland, are the latest killings of news-industry workers. While journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for those working in the U.S. to be targeted. However, at least 17 other journalists in the U.S. or Canada have been slain over the past four decades at work or in work-related incidents.
Lawmaker says bill could have prevented girlfriend’s death
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker whose journalist girlfriend was fatally shot by a former co-worker during a live broadcast in 2015 is pushing for a new law he says could have prevented her death.
‘Life upended’ by girlfriend’s on-air shooting, Main Line native wins Va. election
WASHINGTON — When his campaign got difficult, Chris Hurst said he thought about his girlfriend, Alison Parker, whose shooting death shocked the country, and drove him from journalism to politics.
Hurst, who grew up in Chester County, won his first-ever campaign Tuesday, capturing a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates as part of a historic Democratic wave, making the former TV news anchor part of a national story for the second time.
Ex-anchor whose girlfriend was killed during live TV broadcast wins Virginia House seat
ROANOKE, Va. - A familiar face from local TV news will be vaulted back in the public spotlight, this time as a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Overcoming long odds, Chris Hurst defeated three-time incumbent Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, to win one of the state’s most contentious and expensive House races this year.
Ex-anchor whose girlfriend died in live TV shooting elected
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia news anchor whose journalist girlfriend was fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 has defeated a Republican incumbent for a seat in the House of Delegates.
Chris Hurst beat Joseph Yost Tuesday in a high-profile race for the Blacksburg-area seat Tuesday.
Hurst was living with fellow journalist Alison Parker when she and a cameraman were killed by a former co-worker while reporting for WDBJ-TV.
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Boyfriend of reporter killed on live TV eyes Va. House seat
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia news anchor whose girlfriend was fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 says he plans to run for a seat in the House of Delegates.
Chris Hurst tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/2lBdaD1 ) that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 12th House District seat. The seat is currently held by Republican Del. Joseph Yost, who says he will run for re-election.
Virginia TV station marks 1 year since fatal on-air shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia television station is marking a year since two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast watched by thousands of viewers.
The television station, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, held a moment of silence during Friday's "Mornin" newscast around 6:45 a.m.