Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski killed in Ukraine
Pierre Zakrzewski, a longtime Fox News cameraman, was killed in Ukraine Monday, near Horenka, outside Kyiv.
Zakrzewski was in the same vehicle as journalist Benjamin Hall when their vehicle was struck by incoming munitions. Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova was also killed in the incident.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said Tuesday that Hall remains hospitalized.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski,” Scott said.
“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.”
Zakrzewski was remembered as a consummate professional.
“Pierre was a constant in all of our international coverage. I, like countless others, always felt an extra sense of reassurance when arriving on the scene and seeing him with camera in hand,” Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said. “The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless energy and eye for the story will carry on.”
In December, Fox News sang Zakrzewski’s praises as a “hero” of the network.
From Fox back in Dec. “Zakrzewski risks his life in war zones to get the story for Fox News. He produces, edits, and shoots on no sleep and under immense pressure. He also played a key role in getting Afghan partners out of the country, after the U.S. withdrawal… pic.twitter.com/R3Pq1Iy54X
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“Zakrzewski risks his life in war zones to get the story for Fox News. He produces, edits, and shoots on no sleep and under immense pressure. He also played a key role in getting Afghan partners out of the country, after the U.S. withdrawal. Pierre’s extensive background knowledge is invaluable, and his work ethic is impeccable,” anchor Bill Hemmer said.
Word of Zakrzewski’s death follows quickly on the heels of the news of American journalist Brent Renaud’s death after he was shot by Russian forces.