The Fox News journalist who was injured in Ukraine on Monday was correspondent Benjamin Hall.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, in a memo to employees, said that “we have a minimal level of detail right now,” but that Hall was hospitalized.
“Our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds,” she said.
Fox News anchor John Roberts read the memo on America Reports.
“This is a stark reminder for all journalists who put their lives on the line every day to deliver the news from the war zone. We will update everyone as we know more. Please keep Ben and his family in your prayers,” Scott wrote.
Hall joined the network in 2015 and is based in Washington, D.C., serving as State Department correspondent. He also has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, and has anchored primetime specials from Lviv since the start of the invasion.
He previously was a foreign correspondent based in London. Before joining Fox News, he was a war correspondent in the Middle East and Africa, and is the author of Inside ISIS, The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army. He is a citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom.
“In a war zone, it can happen in a flash. One second you are standing on an empty street and the next second chaos is erupting around you,” Roberts said on air. He said that they do not know the extent of his injuries yet.
Hall arrived in Ukraine on Feb. 26, and described the scene of people fleeing to escape the country amid the Russian invasion. “For mile after mile, the 20-30 miles these cars were log jammed. No movement at all as people desperately fled to get to the border,” Hall said in one of his reports.
On Sunday, filmmaker Brent Renaud was killed and another journalist Juan Arrendondo, was injured. Ukrainian authorities said that they were traveling across a checkpoint in Irpin when Russian forces opened fire at the car.
The Committee to Protect Journalists had already raised alarm over Russian harassment and attacks on journalists covering the war in Ukraine. On Saturday, Russian forces opened fire on a vehicle marked with a “press” sticker in which reporter Viktoria Roshchina, who works for independent Ukrainian television channel Hromadske, was riding, she told CPJ. They were not injured, but Russian troops took a laptop and camera. There also have been reports of Russian soldiers detaining journalists and asking them to collaborate to broadcast Russian propaganda, CPJ said.
Scott’s memo is below: