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Fox News cameraman, Ukrainian producer killed in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense confirmed reporter 'lost part of [his] leg'
Ukraine-Russia-Media
Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 17:54:00-04

Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and freelance Ukrainian producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed in Ukraine when the vehicle they were traveling in with the network's correspondent Benjamin Hall was struck by incoming fire as they reported near Kyiv.

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced the sad news on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirmed the death of 24-year-old Kuvshynova.

They also confirmed that Hall survived, but "lost part of his leg."

Fox News said Kuvshynova was serving as a freelance consultant for the network in Ukraine, helping her colleagues navigate the area, gather news and speak with sources.

Fox News anchor John Roberts took to Twitter to offer prayers to his colleague's family.

"I worked with Pierre many times around the world. He was an absolute treasure," Roberts said in a tweet.

Hall has been hospitalized since Monday.

According to the memo, Scott said the two were newsgathering outside Kyiv.

"Pierre was a war zone photographer who covered nearly every international story for Fox News from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us. His passion and talent as a journalist were unmatched," Scott said in the memo.

This marks the second journalist to die in Ukraine this week.

U.S. journalist Brent Renaud died Sunday after Russian forces opened fire on his vehicle at a checkpoint.