Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while reporting near Ukraine’s capital, the network said Monday. Hall has been hospitalized, however it is not yet clear how he was injured or how severe his injuries are, according to the network. Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a memo to employees: “Earlier today, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while news gathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine. 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.”
Hall’s injury comes just one day after another American journalist, Brent Renaud, was shot and killed in Ukraine. Renaud was killed and another journalist was wounded by Russian forces in the town of Irpin outside the capital of Kyiv as they were traveling to film refugees, according to the head of Kyiv’s regional police force.
The State Department Correspondents’ Association President Shaun Tandon said in a statement: “We know Ben for his warmth, good humor and utmost professionalism. We wish Ben a quick recovery and call for utmost efforts to protect journalists who are providing an invaluable service through their coverage in Ukraine.”
Hall recently said on-air that reporting from Ukraine “is a lot like other stories that we’ve gone through in the digital age in which an image is taken and then played over and over and over again to create some kind of emotional response out of you, because that makes a profit for news companies. This is not the media trying to drum up some emotional response. This is absolutely what’s happening. It is an absolute catastrophe. And the people caught in the middle are the ones who are really suffering.”
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