Known Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured this week while reporting the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine when the vehicle he was driving in was attacked. Hall was injured in the same attack that killed Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova outside of Kyiv.
In an internal memo, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott updated colleagues on Hall’s condition, and Bill Hemmer notified viewers on Wednesday morning.
“This is some news we’ve been waiting on, an update on our colleague Ben Hall, he is now safe and out of Ukraine,” Hemmer said.
“Ben is alert and said to be in good spirits. He’s being treated with the best possible care in the world,” he added. “We remind you, please continue to keep him in your prayers as well as Sasha and Pierre.”
“We are all thinking of Ben and his family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them,” Martha MacCallum said. “We hope for more good news to come in the days ahead.”
Kuvshynova, 24, was a consultant who assisted teams in navigating Kyiv and the surrounding area while gathering information and chatting with sources.
“She was incredibly talented and spent weeks working directly with our entire team there, operating around the clock to make sure the world knew what was happening in her country,” Scott said as part of a lengthy statement.
Zakrzewski was only 55 years old when he died. He was a Fox News star who covered practically every worldwide topic during his illustrious career. He was instrumental in sending Afghan freelancing workers and their families out of the country following the US exit last year. Zakrzewski received the “Unsung Hero” award at the FOX News Media Spotlight Awards in December.
“He leaves behind his wife, Michelle, and a loving family and a lot of colleagues who are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of a legend,” Fox News anchor Bret Baier said Tuesday on “Special Report.”