Fox News reporter injured in Ukraine after reporter’s death

Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall was injured a day after Brent Renaud’s death.

A Fox News correspondent was injured in Ukraine, a day after the death of a freelance journalist also covering the Russian invasion.

Fox News State Department correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while gathering news near kyiv on Monday, according to Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media.

The circumstances weren’t immediately clear, but Hall was hospitalized, according to Scott, who asked “please keep Ben and his family in your prayers.” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby also confirmed he was injured.

Shaun Tandon, president of the State Department Correspondents Association, said in a statement, “We know Ben for his warmth, good humor and extreme professionalism. We wish Ben a speedy recovery and call for all to protect journalists who provide an invaluable service through their coverage in Ukraine.

Hall’s injury follows the death on Sunday of freelance journalist Brent Renaud, which was confirmed by the US State Department. Renaud was in Ukraine covering the global refugee crisis for a documentary with Sugar23, Time Studios and Day Zero Productions, according to Sugar23.

“As an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Brent has tackled the world’s toughest stories, often alongside his brother Craig Renaud,” said Time editor and CEO Edward Felsenthal and chairman and COO of Time and Time Studios, Ian Orefice. declaration. “For the past few weeks, Brent has been in the area working on a TIME Studios project focused on the global refugee crisis. Our hearts are with all of Brent’s loved ones.”

Photojournalist Juan Arredondo said he was with Renaud when he was killed.

In a video from a hospital bed, Arredondo said: “We crossed the first bridge in Irpin; we were going to film other refugees leaving and we came to a car, someone offered to take us the other bridge and we went through a checkpoint and they started shooting at us. So the driver turned around and they kept shooting. There are two of us, my friend is Brent Renaud, and he been shot and left behind.

“This type of attack is completely unacceptable and constitutes a violation of international law,” said Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in a press release. “Russian forces in Ukraine must immediately cease all violence against journalists and other civilians.”

“Two examples of the dangers of war coverage,” Pentagon’s Kirby said of Hall and Renaud during a Monday press briefing. “It’s a war that didn’t need to be fought, of course. But just like being sure, there are journalists from all over the world on the ground trying to uncover the truth and show that truth and to tell these important stories.”

ABC News’ Christine Theodorou and Luis Martinez contributed to this report.

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