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Co-Worker Of Reporter and Cameraman Killed On Live TV Speaks Out

Allison Parker and Adam Ward, the two WDBJ journalists gunned down on live TV in Bridgewater Virginia, were the nicest people she'd ever met, says Jane, a co-worker at the station.

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"It didn't matter when you saw them, there was no time when you would walk in and they weren't smiling at you, hugging you and saying hi it's nice to see you. They were there for you at all times. And today was the hardest night of that station's life"

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I'm just calling because, I'm a part of that station. - Ok, so you worked at WDBJ - I do, I do, and they are my family and they are the most wonderful people I have ever met in my entire life, just so loving with everything to offer and just absolutely, the life exuding from them all the time, it didn't matter when you saw them, there was no time when you would walk in and they weren't smiling at you, hugging you and saying hi it's nice to see you. They were there for you at all times. And today was the hardest night of that station's life. - I can't even imagine, I mean, you work around people and things happen and you know, people and things happen and I can't imagine anybody having to go through a day like you did today, but the one thing that we all saw on television from the coverage that happened a little bit later in the day is that everybody there was still there, the people were outside and everybody was hugging and how long did everybody stay there today? - Well, I pretty much rolled in at 9 o'clock this morning, there was supposed to be a company meeting at 9:30, just a staff meeting to go over ratings and the book, and give awards, you know, for what everybody had achieved for the year, the star performers, you know. And so, a lot of people were there for that already, and of course the news had already started trickling down at that point. Facebook messages started coming across, are you okay, and I was already on my drive in, I drive an hour in, and I actually live out by the lake, by Bridgewater, I'm within about ten miles from there. - Okay. - And that place is super small, I mean super small, it's like a premium to find parking because it's super small, I mean it's just local village shops I mean, there is nothing there, especially in the morning there's nobody and nothing there. So, I was coming in to work and I was listening actually to the station one of our former reporters was on this morning and I was just tuning in and then I heard something had happened and then I get a phone call from my manager saying you know, this is what's happening and we hadn't found out what had happened, other than the fact that nobody could get their phones. And then by the time I'd made it in at 9 o'clock, everybody knew and his fiance, it was her last day. - Yeah, she was headed to. - She was headed to North Carolina. - And he was going to. - Adam had an interview I heard, I was told he had an interview later on today somewhere. - Yeah. - In North Carolina. And so they were getting ready to move and she was so excited, so excited, you know, she had balloons and flowers, all over her desk, and everything and when I came in, paramedics were helping her out.