Veteran Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in Ukraine after his vehicle was hit by incoming fire outside of Kyiv on Monday, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott has announced. Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall was also injured.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski,” Scott said.
“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.”
#BREAKING: Fox News announces cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed yesterday in the attack that left Benjamin Hall injured.@BillHemmer called him “an absolute legend” who “cover[ed] wars in Iraq & Afghanistan & Syria” and “his loss is devastating.” pic.twitter.com/4YYrZcQD0l
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