Fox reporter Benjamin Hall shares first update since Ukraine attack
Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall made his first public comments on Thursday since he and his colleagues came under attack while reporting in Ukraine in March. Hall detailed the gruesome injuries he sustained during the attack — which also killed two of his colleagues, Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and fixer Oleksandra "Sasha" Kuvshynova — but said he felt "pretty d*** lucky to be here."
"Its been over three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to start sharing it all," Hall tweeted. "But first I need to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who didn't make it that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together, working was his joy and his joy was infectious. RIP"
Hall also posted a picture of himself on a stretcher, writing, "To sum it up, I've lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. One hand is being put together, one eye is no longer working, and my hearing is pretty blown."
To sum it up, I've lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. One hand is being put together, one eye is no longer working, and my hearing is pretty blown… but all in all I feel pretty damn lucky to be here - and it is the people who got me here who are amazing! pic.twitter.com/HNjO6PbdGf
Nevertheless, Hall said he feels "pretty d*** lucky to be here."
Hall was reporting near Kyiv with Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova when their vehicle "was struck by incoming fire" on March 14, Fox News said in a statement at the time. Hall survived the attack, but Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova were killed.
Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to Ukraine's ministry of internal affairs, said Kuvshynova and Zakrzewski were killed by "artillery fire from Russian-fascist forces," but the network did not attribute their death to a specific nation. The news came just a day after another American journalist, Brent Renaud, was shot and killed in Ukraine.
Victoria Albert is a Sr. News Editor at CBS News. Reach her at [email protected]