FastNews reports that veteran Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed after his car was hit by incoming Russian fire near Horenka, Ukraine, on Monday, according to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott.
Benjamin Hall, a Fox News journalist, was also hurt while covering the story with Zakrzewski. Scott stated that Hall is still in the hospital.
“It is with great regret and a heavy heart that we relay the news about our beloved cameraman, Pierre Zakrzewski, this morning,” Scott stated.
“Pierre was a war zone photographer who covered nearly every international story for FOX News from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us,” she added. “His passion and talent as a journalist were unmatched.”
“Pierre was a constant in all of our international coverage. I, like countless others, always felt an extra sense of reassurance when arriving on the scene and seeing him with camera in hand,” Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said Tuesday. “The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless energy, and eye for the story will carry on.”
“We extend our deepest condolences to Pierre’s wife Michelle and family,” Scott wrote to Fox News Media staff. “Please keep them all in your prayers. And please continue to pray for Benjamin Hall.”
He is the second journalist killed in Ukraine in two days. Ex-New York Times reporter Brent Renaud died on Sunday after Russian forces opened fire on his vehicle.