Fox News journalist Pierre Zakrzewski killed in Ukraine

Impacts from a Russian rocket fired over kyiv near a house in Kurenivka, Ukraine, March 14, 2022. Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in Ukraine on Monday when his vehicle came under fire , the American channel announced on Tuesday. Credit: Kyiv City Council, via Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 4.0

Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in Ukraine on Monday when his vehicle came under fire, the American channel said.

A veteran war cameraman, Zakrzewski had been reporting from Ukraine since February. He was traveling in the same vehicle as Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was also injured in the attack, which happened in the town of Horenka, with Hall remaining in the country’s hospital.

In a memo to staff Tuesday, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott broke Zakrzewski’s news, calling it a “heartbreaking day” for the network.

“Pierre (Zakrzewski) was a warzone photographer who covered nearly every international story for Fox News, from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us,” Scott wrote. “His talents were vast and there wasn’t a role he didn’t play to help out in the field – from photographer to engineer to editor to producer – and he did it all. under immense pressure with incredible skill.”

Based in London, Zakrzewski was part of Fox News’ efforts last year to extract its staff from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country.

Pierre Zakrzewski was “deeply committed”

Zakrzewski was “deeply committed to telling the story and his bravery, professionalism and work ethic were recognized among reporters across all media,” Scott wrote.

In Scott’s memo, Fox News President Jay Wallace called Zakrzewski “consistent throughout our international coverage.”

“Like countless others, I always felt an added sense of comfort arriving at the scene and seeing him with camera in hand,” Wallace wrote. “The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless energy and eye for history will continue.”

Trey Yingst, a Fox News foreign correspondent from Ukraine, posted a photo on Twitter of himself and Zakrzewski.

Second American journalist killed in Ukraine in two days

On Sunday, American filmmaker and journalist Brent Renaud was shot and killed while reporting in a Kyiv suburb.

Renaud was killed in Irpin, a suburb of kyiv which recently came under intense shelling by Russian forces.

Local police in kyiv said Russian troops opened fire on the journalist‘s car as he tried to film refugees fleeing the country.

A Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Renaud previously worked for news outlets such as NBC and HBO.

Police posted images of Renaud’s press badge on social media, indicating he was affiliated with The New York Timesfueling speculation that he was on a mission with the newspaper in Ukraine at the time he was killed. The temperature later announced that he was not reporting for the newspaper when he was hit.

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