Fox News Correspondent Who Survived Attack Is 'Alert'

Benjamin Hall has been removed from Ukraine
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2022 1:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 16, 2022 10:20 AM CDT
Fox News Correspondent Injured on the Ground in Ukraine
A Ukrainian firefighter helps a man remove belongings from a destroyed building after it was hit by artillery shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

(Newser) Update: "It's been a couple of heavy days around here," Fox News' Bill Hemmer told viewers Wednesday, before providing "a dose of good news": Correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was injured in Ukraine on Monday, has been safely removed from the country. "Ben is alert and said to be in good spirits. He's being treated with the best possible care in the world," Hemmer added. He asked viewers to keep Hall in their prayers, along with "Sasha and Pierre"—two members of the Fox News team who died in the same attack that injured Hall. Fox News says "their vehicle was struck by incoming fire" outside Kyiv. Our original story from Tuesday follows:

A Fox News correspondent has been hospitalized after being injured while reporting from Ukraine. "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," the network CEO said Monday in a memo to employees about Benjamin Hall's injuries. Hall is a war correspondent who has worked for the New York Times, AFP, and BBC, among others, CNN reports. Hall, a dual US-UK citizen, has worked for Fox since 2015, reporting from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and other conflict zones. He was reporting from outside the capital city of Kyiv when he was hurt, the New York Post reports.

Another US journalist, Brent Renaud, was killed reporting in Ukraine on Sunday, and journalist Juan Arredondo was injured there the same day. Ukraine's prosecutor general says Hall's injuries are more proof that Russia is attacking civilians. She said her office will focus "on those war crimes that have affected the citizens of our partner countries." As Yahoo News notes, Hall had recently, on-air, pushed back against Fox host Greg Gutfeld's claim that the media is sensationalizing the situation in Ukraine. "This is not the media trying to drum up some emotional response. This is absolutely what's happening," Hall said last week, adding that cities "are being absolutely flattened." (Read more Ukraine stories.)

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