Fox News’ Benjamin Hall, who was nearly killed during a deadly attack while reporting from Ukraine earlier this year, surprised colleagues on Wednesday with a special appearance at FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott’s quarterly address; Hall says of his recovery: “It is a story, not really of tragedy, but one of goodwill.”
“I think back to the last six months, and if I kept talking, I’d be here all day. But there are a couple of things which I really want to point out to everyone, and this opportunity to talk to the whole company is something that I’ve been looking forward to because I want to give everyone an update on my progress, on how far I’ve come and what has happened in that short space of just six months. But the fact is, is that six months ago out in Ukraine, we suffered from a terrible attack,” Hall said.
“I remember thinking that day then when I was lying there that there was one thing I needed to do, and that was to get home, try somehow to get home and see my family. And what’s happened from then to now with so much support, so much goodwill, so much help from everybody… I was helped by so many people and so many people at Fox News,” Hall continued. “And as I sit here, and I think of every single day, every single day of hard work that we all went through, I want to say thank you. I want to say thank you to everyone who has got me through that.”
Hall also thanked the heroes who saved his life.
“It is a story, not really of tragedy, but one of goodwill,” he said.
“I think together, as we all continue to work, that’s something we have to keep doing. I feel so proud to be part of the Fox News family. I really do. And I know that we couldn’t have done it if we were alone. So, Suzanne, thank you. Thank you and [FOX News Media President Jay Wallace] for coming to see me down in hospital. It was little moments like that, that really helped me get through it and will continue to help me get through it. And I know we’re going to keep doing it together,” Hall said.
From Fox News:
Hall’s surprise appearance came exactly six months after the tragic attack in Ukraine left him severely injured and killed Fox News photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova.
The vehicle that Hall was traveling in, along with Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova, was struck by incoming fire in Horenka, outside Kyiv, while they were covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The attack on Hall, Kuvshynova and Zakrzewski devastated Fox News and the journalism industry at large.
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