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Fox News Journalist Injured, Hospitalized While ‘News Gathering’ In Ukraine

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Fox News correspondent John Roberts announced live on television that Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall was injured in Ukraine while reporting on the conflict in the region.

“We’ve got a Fox News alert to pass along to you and this is news that we hate to pass along to you, but it’s obviously what happens sometimes in the middle of a conflict, a Fox News journalist has been injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv,” Roberts said on Monday. “Very few details, but teams on the ground are working as hard as they can to try to gather more information.”

“A reminder, of course, that this is in a war zone,” Roberts continued.

“That information changes very quickly and we are working as hard as possible to get the best information that we possibly can and get all of the details on what has happened. The safety of our Fox team, of course, is of the utmost importance and our highest priority. More on this as we get it and again just to repeat a Fox journalist has been injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv,” Roberts added.

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Several Fox News personalities took to Twitter to request prayers for Hall as well as wish him a safe and speedy recovery.

  • Shannon Bream: “Praying fervently for @BenjaminHallFNC and all our co-workers in harm’s way. Please join me.”
  • Janice Dean: “We love you @BenjaminHallFNC.”
  • Julie Banderas: “Please join us in prayers for our friend and colleague @BenjaminHallFNC @FoxNews who was injured while bravely covering the war in Ukraine. We love you Ben!”
  • Bill Melugin: “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.”
  • John Roberts: “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.”
  • Bret Baier: “Prayers 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.”
  • Harris Faulkner: “Prayers for my friend and colleague @BenjaminHallFNC Ben is a brave journalist now injured in #PutinsWar Very fee details: He’s hospitalized in Ukraine. Sending strength and love to his beautiful wife and their little girls. #PutinsWarCrimes @FaulknerFocus #Benjaminhall”
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Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott sent out a memo to network employees about Hall, which was posted by The Daily Beast’s Diana Falzone on Twitter.

“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,” Scott said.

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“The safety of our entire our entire team of journalists in Ukraine and the surrounding regions is our top priority and of the utmost importance,” Scott added. “This is a stark reminder for all journalists who are putting their lives on the line every day to deliver the news from a war zone.”

“Please keep Ben and his family in your prayers,” she continued in the memo.

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