Fox News’ Pierre Zakrzewski Shot Dead Outside of Kyiv


Fox News has confirmed that Pierre Zakrzewski has been shot dead outside of Kyiv.

The cameraman was shot in the same attack that injured correspondent Benjamin Hall on Monday, who continues to be treated in hospital.

It’d being reported that the 55-year-old was killed by Russian forces in Horenka, just outside of Ukraine’s capital city.

Presenter Bill Hemmer said:

“Pierre Zakrzewski was an absolute legend at this network and his loss is devastating.

“He has been with us for years, covering wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Our CEO Susanne Scott noted a few moments ago that Pierre jumped in to help out with all sorts of roles in the field – photographer and engineer and editor and producer and he did it all under immense pressure and with tremendous skill.”

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said:

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski. Pierre was killed in Horenka, outside of Kyiv, Ukraine,”

“Pierre was a war zone photographer who covered nearly every international story for Fox News from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us. His passion and talent as a journalist were unmatched.”

Fox News’ John Roberts also paid tribute to his colleague on Twitter.

Horrible news to report: Fox cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in the same attack that wounded correspondent Benjamin Hall. I worked with Pierre many times around the world. He was an absolute treasure. Sending our most heartfelt prayers to Pierre’s wife and family.

Zakrzewski has become the second US journalist to die in Ukraine in the past few days.


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