Video: Virginia's WDBJ airs tearful moment of silence for slain journalists

See video and photos of the WDBJ newsroom in the aftermath of the tragic event

By Janet Upadhye
Published August 27, 2015 7:18PM (UTC)
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Members of the news team at Virginia's WDBJ Channel 7 aired a moment of silence during its 6 a.m. newscast, 24-hours after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live broadcast.

Anchor Kim McBroom joined hands with weatherman Leo Hirsbrunner and anchor Steve Grant while giving a tearful account of the Wednesday morning events.

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Parker and Ward were gunned down by Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, who used to be a reporter at WDBJ but was fired a few years ago.

Watch the tearful tribute to the two slain journalists here:

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