Breaking News Alert: Fox News Journalist Hospitalized In Ukraine
Fox News State Department correspondent Benjamin Hall was hospitalized while reporting outside Kyiv, Ukraine in what was supposed to be a non-military area. Reports are unclear but Hall may have injured his legs in a possible blast.
News anchor John Roberts broke the news that “we hate to pass along to you, but it’s obviously what happens something in the middle of conflict” in that a reporter had sustained injuries while in harm’s way.
“A Fox News journalist has been injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv. Very few details, but teams on the ground are working as hard as they can to try to gather more information,” he said. “A reminder, of course, this is in a war zone, that information changes very quickly and we are working as hard as possible to get the best information we that we possibly can and get all the details on what has happened.”
And about an hour later, we got more of the horrific details. Breaking in again, Roberts read from this statement from the company confirming the journalist in question was indeed Hall:
About half an hour later they released the following statement:
Memo just sent to Fox News employees on injuries sustained today by a network correspondent in Kyiv, Benjamin Hall: pic.twitter.com/JvFid5qBue
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) March 14, 2022
According to a Facebook post Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Irina Venediktova that included a picture of Hall’s press credentials (via the translation from Facebook), “The explosive fracture of two lower ends - a ‘russskomirnyj’ diagnosis, made by Ukrainian doctors to a British journalist.”
Through the uneven bad translation from Google, it seems Halls was the victim of some sort of explosion that did damage to his legs.
“This man was not at a military facility, where according to Russian officials, they are constantly targeting. Not being at a military facility, he suffered serious injuries,” she added.
Full Translation of the Facebook Post:
[ The explosive fracture of two lower ends - a "russskomirnyj" diagnosis, made by Ukrainian doctors to a British journalist. At the moment, the journalist is in intensive care under the supervision of doctors. The tragedy happened 2 hours ago today.
Hall wasn’t the first American journalist to become a victim in the conflict. Over the weekend, an award-winning filmmaker for TIME Studios and former New York Times photographer, Brent Renaud was killed while also reporting on the war outside Kyiv.