Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Fox News Photojournalist Killed in Ukraine


Channel has confirmed the death of an employee, cameraman , in the attack that wounded correspondent .

Hall remains hospitalized.


Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott revealed the somber development in a written announcement.

Zakrzewski, 55, was a veteran war zone photographer who had captured dramatic images in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan during his time with the network.

Fox News' Danielle Wallace and Greg Norman have more on the network's reaction:

“Pierre was a constant in all of our international coverage. I, like countless others, always felt an extra sense of reassurance when arriving on the scene and seeing him with camera in hand,” Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said Tuesday. “The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless and eye for the story will carry on.”

“We extend our deepest condolences to Pierre's wife Michelle and family,” Scott wrote to Fox News Media staff. “Please keep them all in your prayers. And please continue to pray for Benjamin Hall.”

As of yesterday's afternoon, Scott had “a minimal level of details” regarding Hall's condition. Fox has not provided any further information.

The vehicle transporting Zakrzewski and Hall reportedly came under fire from Russian troops at a checkpoint in Horenka, Ukraine, a village 15 miles northwest of Kyiv.

Reaction from Zakrzewski's colleagues has poured in throughout the day: