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Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall injured while reporting from Ukraine : NPR

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Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall was injured while covering the war in Ukraine, the channel said Monday.

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement that Hall, a network correspondent who covered the Russian invasion and a father of three daughters, was injured while reporting outside the capital kyiv.

“We have a minimal level of detail at this time, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation rapidly evolves,” Scott said. She did not provide more information about the severity of Hall’s injuries.

Shaun Tandon, president of the State Department Correspondents’ Association, said the organization was “horrified” to learn that Hall had been injured in the field.

“We know Ben for his warmth, good humor and great professionalism,” Tandon said. “We wish Ben a speedy recovery and call for all efforts to protect journalists who provide an invaluable service through their coverage in Ukraine.”

State Department spokesman Ned Price also reacted to the news about Hall.

“I am heartbroken by reports that my colleague, a State Department correspondent, was injured in Ukraine today,” Price said. said in a tweet. “Our hearts go out to him, his family and all his colleagues, and we wish him a full recovery. We are ready to help him in any way we can.”

At a press conference, the White House press secretary Jen Psaki said“Our thoughts, the thoughts of the president, the thoughts of our administration are with him, his family and all of you at Fox News.”

The news came a day after an American journalist, documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud, was killed in fighting in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv. Another journalist, Juan Arredondo, was also injured in the incident.


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