Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski hailed for his ‘bravery and passion’ after he was killed while covering the war in Ukraine

FOX News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was tragically killed while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The veteran journalist died when the vehicle he was traveling in came under fire – the attack also injured his colleague, Benjamin Room.

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Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed while covering the invasion of UkraineCredit: Fox News
Mr Zakrzewski and Mr Hall had worked together around the world - including interviewing ISIS prisoners

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Mr Zakrzewski and Mr Hall had worked together around the world – including interviewing ISIS prisonersCredit: Instagram
Mr. Zakrzewski was a seasoned foreign correspondent who was loved by his colleagues

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Mr. Zakrzewski was a seasoned foreign correspondent who was loved by his colleagues

FoxNews made the heartbreaking announcement of his passing in a memo to staff on Tuesday.

Mr Zakrzewski, who was based in London but was an Irish citizen, leaves behind his wife Michelle.

He is fondly remembered by fellow journalists as a passionate and talented journalist and an incredible person.

Tons of tributes have been paid to the popular cameraman – and last December he was honored by Fox News as an “unsung hero”.

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US journalist shot and injured while covering war in Ukraine

“We send our deepest condolences to Pierre’s wife, Michelle, and his family,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said. “Please keep them all in your prayers. And please continue to pray for Benjamin Hall.”

Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova was also reportedly killed in the attack.

Tributes have been paid to him as someone “vibrant and full of life” – as well as being “incredibly talented” in his work.

“In yesterday’s attack near kyiv, we lost a brave beautiful woman – Oleksandra Kuvshinova – Sasha,” lead producer Yonat Friling wrote on Twitter.

“She loved music and she was funny and kind. She was 24. She worked with our team last month and did a brilliant job. May her memory be a blessing.”

They are the latest members of the press killed trying to shed light on Vladimir Putin’s horrific war against Ukraine.

Fox News President Jay Wallace said, “Pierre was a constant throughout our international coverage.

“Like countless others, I always felt an added sense of comfort arriving at the scene and seeing him with the camera in hand.

“The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless energy and eye for history will continue.”


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Mr Zakrzewski was killed while reporting with Mr Hall in Horenka, outside Kyiv, Ukraineas the capital awaits a major assault from the Russians.

He was a war correspondent who covered major conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

“His passion and talent as a journalist was unmatched,” Fox News said of the beloved cameraman.

Mr. Zakrzewski had been stationed in Ukraine since February, working as a photographer, engineer, editor and producer.

By all accounts, Pierre was an incredible photographer and a great human

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In a statement, Fox News said: “His talents were vast and there wasn’t a role he didn’t jump into to help out on the pitch – and he did it all under immense pressure with tremendous skill. .

“He was deeply committed to telling the story and his bravery, professionalism and work ethic were recognized among reporters across all media outlets.”

Fox News weather reporter Max Gorden said: “Crushing news. My thoughts are with the family of Pierre Zakrzewski.

“By all accounts, Pierre was an incredible photographer and a wonderful human being. I wish safety to all the crews risking their lives in Ukraine.”

Mr. Hall had been described himself and Mr. Zakrzewski as a

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Mr Hall had been described himself and Mr Zakrzewski as a ‘two-man group’
Mr. Zakrzewski and Mr. Hall pictured during a mission to Istanbul

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Mr. Zakrzewski and Mr. Hall pictured during a mission to IstanbulCredit: Instagram
The duo also worked together in Brussels

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The duo also worked together in BrusselsCredit: Instagram

Fox News presenter John Roberts said: “I’ve worked with Pierre many times around the world. He was an absolute treasure.

“Let’s send our heartfelt prayers to Pierre’s wife and family.”

Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst wrote, “I don’t know what to say.

“Pierre was as good as he could be. Selfless. Courageous. Passionate. I’m so sorry this happened to you.”

And journalist Jennifer Griffin added: “Such a good man. Such a good friend. Such a fantastic war photographer and so much more.”

Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland, tweeted: “Deeply disturbed and saddened by the murder of Irish citizen and journalist Pierre Zakrzewski and one of his colleagues today.

“My heart goes out to their families, friends and fellow journalists. We condemn Russia’s indiscriminate and immoral war against Ukraine.”

Fox News Senior Producer Yonat Friling wrote on Twitter: “In yesterday’s attack near Kyiv we lost a brave beautiful woman.

“She loved music and she was funny and kind. She was 24. She worked with our team last month and did a brilliant job.

“May his memory be a blessing.”

Atia Abawi of NBC wrote: “She was a young Ukrainian journalist who shared the story of the invasion of her country.

“Our friends who worked with her said she was vibrant and full of life. I can’t even imagine the pain her parents are going through right now.”

Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson shared a photo of himself with Ms Kuvshynova and Mr Zakrzewski, writing: ‘RIP Pierre and Sasha’.

He also revealed the last message sent to him by the cameraman, saying: “I will try to put as much as possible on TV to help Ukrainians in any way possible. Keep smiling. Pierre.”

Mr Hall fought for his life after being seriously injured in the attack – hit in both legs by shrapnel.

The married father-of-three is believed to be in intensive care, although Fox News told staff he had a “minimal level of detail” about the extent of his injuries.

He had previously described himself and Mr Zakrzewski as a “two-man group”.

Oleksandra Kuvshynova was also killed in the attack which claimed the life of Mr Zakrzewski and injured Mr Hall

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Oleksandra Kuvshynova was also killed in the attack which claimed the life of Mr Zakrzewski and injured Mr Hall
Ms Kuvshynova worked as a fixer with Fox News reporters

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Ms Kuvshynova worked as a fixer with Fox News reporters
Kuvshynova, Zakrzewski and Trey Yingst in an undated photo

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Kuvshynova, Zakrzewski and Trey Yingst in an undated photoCredit: Reuters

Prior to joining Fox News, Hall was a war correspondent in the Middle East and Africa and is the author of Inside ISIS, The Brutal Rise Of A Terrorist Army.

He is a citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom.

A note from Fox News bosses said teams on the ground were working to find out more as their colleague fought for his life.

“This is a stark reminder for all journalists who put their lives on the line every day to report news from a war zone. We will update everyone as soon as we know more. Please keep Ben and his family in your prayers,” the newspaper said. noted.

The State Department Correspondents Association also said in a statement that it was “horrified to learn that our fellow correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while covering the war in Ukraine.”

He said: “We know Ben for his warmth, his good humor and his absolute professionalism.

“We wish Ben a speedy recovery and call for all efforts to protect journalists who provide an invaluable service through their coverage in Ukraine.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki offered her condolences to the Londoner yesterday at a press conference attended by her colleagues.

She said, “Our thoughts, the president’s thoughts, our administration’s thoughts are with him, his family and all of you at Fox News.”

Mr Zakrzewski pictured carrying his camera during a tribute run on Fox News

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Mr Zakrzewski pictured carrying his camera during a tribute run on Fox News
Mr. Zakrzewski and Mr. Hall fearlessly traveled the world to cover the news

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Mr. Zakrzewski and Mr. Hall fearlessly traveled the world to cover the news
Benjamin Hall was also injured in the attack in Ukraine

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Benjamin Hall was also injured in the attack in UkraineCredit: Universal News & Sport

It came after US journalist Brent Renaud – who previously contributed to The New York Times – was shot dead by Vladimir Putin’s troops while traveling by car in Irpin.

Another journalist, Juan Arredondo, a colleague of Mr. Renaud, was also treated in a kyiv hospital after being injured in the attack.

“We crossed the first bridge at Irpin. We were going to film other refugees leaving and we got into a car, someone offered to take us to the other bridge,” he says. .

“We walked through the checkpoint and they started shooting at us. So the driver turned around and they kept shooting.”

Andrey Nebitov, the kyiv region’s police chief, said the 51-year-old filmmaker “paid his life” for reporting on the invasion.

“A world famous media correspondent was shot dead in Irpin today,” he said.

“Of course, the job of journalist is a risk, but American citizen Brent Renaud paid his life for trying to bring to light the ingenuity, the cruelty and the cruelty of the aggressor.”

His death came after the murder of two Ukrainian journalists, Viktor Dudar and Evgeny Sakun.

Journalists put themselves at risk to report on the atrocities committed in Ukraine.

Thousands of civilians – men, women and children – have been killed in the barbaric strikes launched by Putin.

Last week, CBS viewers saw the terrifying moment correspondent Charlie D’Agata had to dive for cover as a huge bomb exploded behind him.

And two Sky News reporters were ambushed by Russian soldiers in Bucha.

The brutal war continues – so far with no sign of abating despite several rounds of peace talks.

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