Wounded Fox News Reporter Gives Condition, Remembers Slain Crew

In a series of tweets Thursday night, Fox News State Department correspondent and war reporter Benjamin Hall spoke out for the first time publically about his condition after his crew was attacked by Russian artillery outside of Kyiv, Ukraine (leaving 2 others dead). And before getting to how banged up he was (including the loss of body parts), Hall made a point to first pay tribute to his colleagues who lost their lives in the attack.

“Its [sic]Since the attacks in Ukraine have been three weeks, I felt compelled to begin sharing this information. But first I need to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who didn’t [sic]Make it happen that day. Pierre and I traveled around the world together. His joy in working and his infectious joy made it possible for us to travel. RIP,” he wroteOn Twitter



He’s, of course, speaking of cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and producer Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova, a local Ukrainian reporter.

As a tribute, he wrote this poem in March to honor his coworkers. Special Report anchor Bret Baier remembered Zakrzewski as “a steady presence in uncertain times. Pierre was there waiting for them when a reporter or producer came to visit. This made it clear that the team was in safe hands. Because he could do just about anything.”

And for Kuvshynova: “She was serving as a consultant, helping our teams navigate the city, gathered news, speak with sources. Our correspondents and producers say she was hard-working, funny, kind, and brave.”

Hall followed up with a tweet updating his followers about his health, which included the loss of part of one eye and parts of his legs. He was still in good spirits.

“Let’s just say that I have lost half my leg and one of my feet. One hand is being put together, one eye is no longer working, and my hearing is pretty blown… but all in all I feel pretty damn lucky to be here – and it is the people who got me here who are amazing,” he exclaimed.



As Fox News reported in late March, Hall was extracted from Ukraine with the help of the “Polish and Ukrainian military, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, then the DoD as a whole, and the group Save Our Allies,” Brian Kilmeade explained.

It’s also been reported that the news crews of CNN and The New York TimesHelp in saving Hall from the ground, and finding the bodies of Zakrzewski & Kuvshynova. Hall was transferred from the Ukrainian hospital to one located in Germany, and finally to Houston in Texas.

Although many people in media were able to see the dangers of taking cheap shots during crisis situations, others made sure that they used the reports to gain grotesque political points.

Hall’s final tweet was a video of a Ukrainian Parliament Memeber mourning the death of Kuvshynova.


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