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Slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker nominated for Emmy award

Posted at 12:08 AM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 00:11:58-04

ROANOKE, Va. — The Virginia journalist who was fatally shot on live TV in August of 2015, has been nominated for a Capital Emmy.

WDBJ reporter Alison Parker has been nominated for Best Live Reporter.

Chris Hurst, Parker’s boyfriend and an anchor at WDBJ, made the announced on his Facebook page Friday night saying he is “humbled to hear of her honor.”

Hurst said he and Parker’s best friend at the station submitted her work for the Emmy nod.

The winner of the award will be revealed at 58th Emmy Night on Saturday, June 25 in Baltimore.

Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were shot and killed by a disgruntled former WDBJ employee. The third victim in the shooting, Vicki Gardner, survived after being shot in the back.