Boyfriend Of Slain Virginia Reporter Celebrates Their Love Amid The Sorrow

"We were together almost nine months. It was the best nine months of our lives."

This morning, a gunman opened fired on two reporters of station WDBJ7 in Virginia while they worked.

On-screen reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, both died. 

Amid the sorrow, however, another reporter from the station decided to celebrate Alison's life. The two were dating and had just moved in together. 

He wanted to share her story. 

"We didn't share this publicly, but Alison Parker and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb. We were together almost nine months. It was the best nine months of our lives. We wanted to get married," Chris Hurst wrote in a post on his professional Facebook page, which was shared more than 13,000 times over an hour's time.

He went on to explain that she and Adam worked together every day, and that the cameraman had a finaceé. 

"This is unconscionable. But I WILL share her story because it is one full of life, dreams, love and amazing journalism," he continued. "She just finished working on an incredible special on child abuse and it was fantastic. We will get through this and there will be justice. Your thoughts and prayers mean the world to me."


Alison and Adam's station also celebrated their lives following their passings with a tweet that has been retweeted more than 19,000 times. 

Thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.


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