Fox News Reporter ‘Seriously’ Injured While Covering Ukraine War: Official

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times based in New York. He covers breaking news.
March 14, 2022Updated: March 15, 2022

Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was “seriously injured” during an incident near Kyiv on Monday, said Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott in a statement.

“Earlier today, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine,” Scott said in a statement. “We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds.”

Irina Venediktova, Ukraine’s prosecutor general, posted a photo of a Fox News reporter’s press badge on Facebook and said that Hall is “in intensive care under medical supervision” after he was injured earlier Monday.

Hall, she added, was not at a Ukrainian military facility when he was “seriously wounded” and accused Russian forces of targeting civilians. It’s not clear if Hall was injured by Russian or Ukrainian forces.

“The safety of our entire team of journalists in Ukraine and the surrounding regions is our top priority and of the utmost importance,” Scott also said in her statement. “This is a stark reminder for all journalists who are putting their lives on the line every day to deliver the news from a war zone.”

Hall, who has three young daughters, has been reporting on the war from Kyiv for several weeks, Fox News said.

“This is news that we hate to pass along to you, but it’s obviously what happens sometimes in the middle of a conflict,” Fox anchor John Roberts said during a broadcast on Monday. “A Fox News journalist has been injured while news gathering outside of Kyiv. Very few details, but teams on the ground are working as hard as they can to try to gather more information.”

Roberts, who did not name the journalist, added: “A reminder, of course, this is in a war zone, that information changes very quickly and we are working as hard as possible to get the best information that we possibly can and get all the details on what has happened. The safety of our Fox team, of course, is of the utmost importance, and our highest priority.”

Several other Fox News personalities responded to Hall’s injury.

“Please say a few prayers for our [Fox News colleague [Hall], who was injured today while news gathering outside of Kyiv. He is hospitalized right now, and we have no further details at the moment,” wrote Bill Melugin on Twitter. Shannon Bream, another Fox host, added that she is “praying fervently for [Hall].”

Other details about the incident were not clear. Russian officials have not made any public comments following Venediktova’s social media post.

On Sunday, American journalist and former New York Times staffer Brent Renaud was killed in Irpin near Kyiv, officials said. Another journalist was reportedly injured in the incident.