A Fox News journalist was injured while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Monday.
Fox reporter Bill Melugin revealed that Benjamin Hall was injured while covering the conflict near the capital city of Kyiv.
The circumstances of Hall’s injury are currently unknown.
Please say a few prayers for our @FoxNews colleague @BenjaminHallFNC, who was injured today while news gathering outside of Kyiv. He is hospitalized right now, and we have no further details at the moment.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) March 14, 2022
Fox’s John Roberts shared an update from the channel’s CEO, Suzanne Scott, shortly after the news of the injury broke. Roberts confirmed that Hall is hospitalized, with Fox possessing only minimum details on the injury.
Breaking: Fox says that correspondent Benjamin Hall has been hospitalized after being injured reporting in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/KYoqv6P1Ok
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 14, 2022
“Earlier today, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine,” Scott’s message began.
Is it important for journalists to report from war zones?
“We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized, and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds.
“The safety of our entire team of journalists in Ukraine and the surrounding regions is our top priority and of the utmost importance,” the statement continued.
“This is a stark reminder for all journalists who are putting 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,” the message concluded.
Hall’s colleagues expressed their sympathies following the reports of his injury.
🙏’s up for @BenjaminHallFNC wounded reporting on the war in Ukraine – covering a war is dangerous business- please keep all of the crews on the ground – and the people there in your prayers – but today – especially Ben @FoxNews https://t.co/cVzvkjsKdm
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) March 14, 2022
Hall is a State Department correspondent at Fox, having experience covering numerous armed conflicts throughout his journalism career.
A conventional war poses more dangers to journalists than insurgencies, with aircraft and artillery used to inflict casualties that are often indiscriminate.
The Western Journal is monitoring the situation for further updates.