Chris Hurst is an anchor with WDBJ7 in Roanoke Virginia where he has reported major stories including the abduction of Brittany Mae Smith, a New Year’s Eve explosion at the Federal Mogul plant in Blacksburg, the murder of Alex Ernandes, who was posthumously accepted to West Point, and tornadoes across the region.
Chris is active in the community, singing for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Chorus and volunteering his time at the Baptist Community Center in Vinton with its after school program.
Recent Posts by Chris Hurst
- January 5, 2016 by Chris Hurst
On August 26, 2015, Alison Parker, a television reporter for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, and Adam Ward, Parker’s videographer, were shot and killed on camera by a former colleague. Now Chris Hurst, the evening news anchor for WDBJ and Parker’s boyfriend at the time of her death, asks how American newsrooms could cover gun violence differently.
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