Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured on Monday outside of Kyiv while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the network reported.
“We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement, according to Fox News. “The safety of our entire team of journalists in Ukraine and the surrounding regions is our top priority and of the utmost importance.”
Hall has been in Ukraine for weeks and reporting from Kyiv where Russian forces have been advancing to capture the city.
According to CNN, he began his career as a war correspondent and reported from the Middle East and Africa for multiple news organizations before joining Fox in 2015.
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Hall is currently the state department correspondent for the network. He has three daughters.
“This is a stark reminder for all journalists who are putting their lives on the line every day to deliver the news from a war zone,” Scott said.
The network said they would provide updates as they receive more information.
Shaun Tandon, AFP state correspondent, said he was “horrified” to learn that Hall was injured while covering the war in Ukraine.
“We know Ben for his warmth, good humor and utmost professionalism. We wish Ben a quick recovery and call for utmost efforts to protect journalists who are providing an invaluable service through their coverage in Ukraine,” he said in a statement.
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Hall’s injury comes a day after American photojournalist Brent Renaud was killed after Russian forces fired on a car in Irpin, a town 30 miles outside the capital of Kyiv.
A second American journalist, Juan Arredondo, was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds, police said.
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