Being a local news reporter and photographer can be a grueling job of long hours and little pay. It's all about paying your dues and gaining experience. sometimes,

Doing the job also involves danger ... Whether reporters are reporting from dangerous areas like war zones or just dangerous areas throughout America. I think any reporter whose worked in the field can share stories of being scared or feeling uncomfortable about their own personal safety from time to time -- or even being shot at -- which happened to me at my first TV job in Richmond, Virginia. I was lucky I was not harmed.

But today as we remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward -- two young TV employees who lost their lives so senselessly -- let's also think about all the other reporters in the field -- who on a daily basis may be facing danger for just doing their jobs.