Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while reporting in Ukraine
Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while reporting near the Ukrainian capital, the network said on Monday. It is not yet clear how he was injured or how serious his injuries are, although he was taken to hospital.
“Earlier today our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while collecting news outside of Kyiv, Ukraine,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a memo to employees. “We have minimal details at the moment, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation rapidly evolves.”
News of Hall’s injury comes just a day after another American journalist, Brent Renaud, was injuredin Ukraine. The head of Kyiv regional police said Renaud was killed and another journalist injured by Russian forces in the town of Irpin, outside the capital Kyiv, while they were out filming refugees.
State Department Correspondents Association President Shaun Tandon said he was “appalled” by the news of Hall’s injury.
“We know Ben for his warmth, good humor and utmost professionalism,” Tandon said in a statement. “We wish Ben a speedy recovery and call for every effort to protect journalists who are providing an invaluable service in Ukraine by reporting.”
Hall recently made headlines when he rebuked Greg Gutfield, co-host of Fox News political talk show The Five, after saying on-air that the coverage from Ukraine is “very similar to other stories we’ve seen in The US has experienced the digital age where a picture is taken and then played back over and over again to evoke some kind of emotional response from you, because that’s what makes news outlets profitable.”
“This is not the media trying to evoke an emotional response,” Hall said. “That’s absolutely what’s happening.”
“This is an absolute disaster,” he added. “And the people caught in the middle are the ones who really suffer.”