How WDBJ Was Able to Get Through This Morning’s Newscast After On-Air Slayings

Virginia news station carries on a day after two colleagues were fatally shot.

— -- The heartbreaking task of getting back to work was the first assignment of the day for the staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia.

They returned to the news desk a day after two of their colleagues were fatally shot during a live interview.

"They're doing as well as can be expected," station general manager Jeff Marks told ABC News of his colleagues this morning. "They’re choking back tears and their emotions show, but they’re covering the news."

Anchor Kimberly McBroom, who was on-air Wednesday when the shooting happened, led the broadcast and the ensuing moment of silence in honor of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who died in the shooting.

Everyone on air this morning was wearing maroon and turquoise in honor of the pair; maroon is the color of Ward's alma mater, Virginia Tech, and Parker loved the color turquoise.