Fox News Channel correspondent Benjamin Hall was “gravely injured” outside of Kyiv covering Russia’s war on Ukraine, Fox CEO Suzanne Scott announced.
Hall, Fox’s 39-year-old foreign affairs correspondent, was “newsgathering outside of Kyiv,” said “America Reports” co-anchor John Roberts.
“Please keep Ben and his family in your prayers,” Scott said in a statement to employees.
“A reminder that 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 to get all of the details on what has happened. The safety of our Fox team is of the utmost importance and our highest priority,” Roberts added.
#BREAKING: Fox News makes it official, announcing @BenjaminHallFNC has been gravely injured “outside of Kyiv” in Ukraine.@JohnRobertsFox reports that Fox CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement FNC is still trying to find out more.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 14, 2022
“Please keep Ben & his family in your prayers.” pic.twitter.com/3dWxzsLcaF
“We should all take a moment and pray for Benjamin, his family and his colleagues at Fox News Channel,” said national radio host Todd Starnes.
Starnes spent nearly 15 years as a journalist and commentator at Fox News.
“Fox News has always gone to great lengths to make sure their reporters are well protected in the field. They do an incredible job with security,” Starnes said. “That being said, it’s a war zone and it’s incredibly dangerous. We just have to pray for all of the journalists covering this violent war.”
Fox colleagues called for others to pray for Hall and his family on social media.
Prayers going out to @BenjaminHallFNC , who was injured covering the war in Ukraine earlier today. Prayers for his family too. Benji is an incredible correspondent and an absolutely lovely person.— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 14, 2022
Praying fervently for @BenjaminHallFNC and all our co-workers in harm’s way. Please join me. ??— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 14, 2022
Please pray for our Fox News colleague @BenjaminHallFNC who was injured reporting in Kyiv.— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) March 14, 2022
He is hospitalized and we have very few details.
Prayers for our Fox colleague @BenjaminHallFNC who has been injured in Ukraine while on assignment— Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) March 14, 2022
We are able to see the reality of the atrocities of war on our screens here in the US because of journalists like Ben. Prayers for Ben and his family in these difficult hours ??
Last week American journalist Brent Renaud was killed in Ukraine while reporting in the suburb of Irpin for TIME Studios.
Renaud, 51, had worked for a number of news and media organizations including HBO, NBC, and The New York Times.