‘Never Give Up’: FOX NEWS Correspondent Benjamin Hall Returns To Work After Severe Injuries

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‘Never Give Up’: FOX NEWS Correspondent Benjamin Hall Returns To Work After Severe Injuries

By Movieguide® Contributor

FOX NEWS correspondent Benjamin Hall made his on-air return after sustaining serious injuries while covering the conflict in Ukraine.

Hall was wounded last year when the vehicle he and the rest of the FOX NEWS crew were in was struck by incoming gunfire. FOX NEWS photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra ‘Sasha’ Kuvshynova were killed in the attack.

Movieguide® previously reported on the tragedy:

Fox News cameraman and war correspondent photographer Pierre Zakrzewski died after his vehicle was hit by incoming fire in Horenka, Ukraine, on March 14.  

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott confirmed the news, noting that fellow Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall was injured in the attack and remained hospitalized. 

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski,” Scott announced.

“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,” she added. “His passion and talent as a journalist were unmatched. Based in London, Pierre had been working in Ukraine since February.

“His talents were vast and there wasn’t a role that he didn’t jump in to help with in the field — from photographer to engineer to editor to producer — and he did it all under immense pressure with tremendous skill,” Scott continued. “He was profoundly committed to telling the story and his bravery, professionalism and work ethic were renowned among journalists at every media outlet. He was wildly popular – everyone in the media industry who has covered a foreign story knew and respected Pierre.” 

Scott called on Fox News media staff to pray for Zakrzewski’s family and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. 

“We extend our deepest condolences to Pierre’s wife Michelle and family,” Scott wrote to Fox News Media staff. “Please keep them all in your prayers. And please continue to pray for Benjamin Hall.”

“I think that when you’ve gone through something like I’ve gone through, the highs, the lows, you have to have a target, you have to get something to fight for,” Hall said of his recovery. “And this is it, trying to get back, trying to speak to you, trying to be on air and trying to tell people the stories, so perhaps it can help them.”

He continued, “I’ve got one leg, I’ve got no feet, I see through one eye, one workable hand. I was burned all over, and I feel strong, I feel more confident than I ever have.”

His advice for those going through similar tough situations? Never give up. 

“When people reach out and tell you they’re thinking about you, they’re praying for you, that gives you support as well, so for anyone else who is going through really difficult things, keep going,” Hall counseled. “Never give up. It’s inside you, and it’s always good on the other side.”

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