Fox News Cameraman Killed in Ukraine – RedState

Fox News Cameraman Killed in Ukraine – RedState

On Monday, we brought you news that Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall had been injured near Kyiv and was hospitalized. Hall’s vehicle was struck by incoming fire in Horenka.

Late Tuesday morning, CEO of Fox News Media Suzanne Scott sent a note to all Fox News employees sharing the sad news that cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in the attack that injured Hall.

Note from Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott regarding the death of cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski (Credit: Fox News Media)

Bill Hemmer’s on-air report from America’s Newsroom echoed Scott’s praise of Zakrzewski’s professionalism and dedication.

“We’ve got some very difficult news to share with you now. FOX News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski has died in Ukraine. He was working with our Benjamin Hall when incoming fire hit their vehicle outside of Kyiv. The picture you see right here was taken just a short time ago with Steve Harrigan and others in the capital city. Pierre Zakrzewski was an absolute legend at this network and his loss is devastating. He has been with us for years covering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria. Our CEO, Suzanne Scott, noted a few moments ago that Pierre jumped in to help out with all sorts of roles in the field – photographer, engineer, editor and producer and he did it all under immense pressure and with tremendous skill. The president of FOX, Jay Wallace, says that everyone always felt an extra sense of reassurance when they arrived on the scene, and they saw that Pierre was there. He was a professional, he was a journalist, and he was a friend. We here at the Fox News Channel want to offer our deepest condolences to Pierre’s wife, Michelle, and his entire family. Pierre Zakrzewski was only 55 years old, and we miss him already.”

As noted by Scott, Zakrzewski was given an award for his efforts assisting freelancers attempting to evacuate from Afghanistan:

“Last year, he played a key role in getting our Afghan freelance associates and their families out of the country after the U.S. withdrawal. In December at our annual employee Spotlight Awards, Pierre was given the ‘Unsung Hero’ award in recognition of his invaluable work.”

Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst shared a photo of himself with Zakrzewski, expressing his grief over the loss.

Per Fox, Hall remains hospitalized. We’ll provide any further updates on the story as they become available.

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