Fox News Gives Update On Injured Correspondent Benjamin Hall, Says He’s Out Of Ukraine And Safe

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Fox News gave an update Wednesday on State Department correspondent Benjamin Hall’s current condition after his injury outside of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

“We have an update on our colleague Benjamin Hall who was seriously injured while reporting outside of Kyiv on Monday,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a memo. “He is now safe and out of Ukraine. Ben is alert and in good spirits. He is being treated with the best possible care in the world and we are now in close contact with his wife and family. Please continue to keep him in our prayers.”

Fox News host Bill Hemmer also announced the news on “America’s Newsroom,” adding for viewers to keep cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova, who were killed in Monday’s attack, in their prayers.

“Been a couple of heavy days around here so that is a dose of good news for Ben,” Hemmer said. (RELATED: American Journalist Killed By Russian Forces)

Hall, along with 55-year-old Zakrzewski and 24-year-old Kuvshynova, was attacked by an artillery shelling launched at their vehicle by Russian forces, according to a report by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister advisor Anton Gerashchenko, per CNN. The State Department correspondent was hospitalized after the incident.

His injury was announced by the network’s host John Roberts and Scott shortly after word got out about the attack, with the CEO stating that “the safety” of reporters on the ground is Fox News’ “top priority and of the utmost importance.”

Hall, who has three daughters, is about to celebrate his seventh wedding anniversary this summer with his wife, according to Fox News.

The network mourned the loss of the two journalists killed in two memos sent to staff.

Scott described Zakrzewski as “profoundly committed” and always having “boundless energy and [an] eye for the story.” He was previously presented with the “Unsung Hero” award in December for assisting Fox News’ freelance journalists and their families in getting out of Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal, according to the memo.

A second memo said Kuvyshynova was “kind and brave” with a love for the arts, photography and music. The 24-year-old helped foreign crews navigate around Kyiv during their reporting.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that there is currently “nothing to preview” on steps taken by President Joe Biden’s administration in responding to the harming of American journalists in Ukraine.