Fox News Reporter Injured in Ukraine
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A Fox News journalist was injured in Ukraine while covering the invasion of Russian troops.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott confirmed that Benjamin Hall, the network’s State Department correspondent, was injured and is currently hospitalized.
“This is news that we hate to pass along to you, but it sometimes happens in the middle of a conflict,” host John Roberts said.
Roberts said the network was privy to “very few details” and that teams were “working to gather more information.”
“The safety of our Fox team is of the utmost importance and our highest priority,” Roberts said. “More on this as we get it.”
Hall has been with the network since 2015. He has previously reported from the front lines in Syria and Iraq.
“Covering a war is dangerous business,” Fox News anchor Bret Baier said. “Please keep all of the crews on the ground – and the people there in your prayers – but today – especially Ben.”
News of the incident comes days after American journalist Brent Renaud was killed in Ukraine while covering the Russian invasion.
Members of the Biden administration acknowledged Hall’s injury during briefings on Monday.
“Our thoughts, the president’s thoughts, our administration’s thoughts are with him, his family, and all of you at Fox News,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
“We certainly wish him all the best a speedy recovery and a safe return,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. “This is a war that didn’t need to be fought … [but] there are journalists from around the world on the ground trying to discover the truth and to show that truth and to tell these important stories.”