Fox News has confirmed that one of its journalists was injured in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion.
News agencies are reporting that the unnamed journalist has suffered shrapnel wounds and multiple leg fractures.
A Ukrainian official said, “Unnamed UK journalist apparently working for Fox News suffered shrapnel wounds, multiple leg fractures as a result of Russian combat activities.” Watch the clip:
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 14, 2022
A photograph of his badge was released:
The Right Scoop speculated that “it’s possible this is Benjamin Hall, but that is just my suspicion.”
“He has been working for Fox News in Ukraine, but so have several others,” the report added. “According to what I believe is the original source for the article on Facebook, the journalist is in intensive care.”
Unnamed UK journalist apparently working for Fox News suffered shrapnel wounds, multiple leg fractures as a result of Russian combat activities: UA officialhttps://t.co/RScnZmKHnh#PutinsWar #StandWithUkraine #UkraineUnderAttack #RussiaUkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar #RussianArmy
— 🇺🇦Ukraine Resists: News From the War (@ArmedMaidan) March 14, 2022
Yesterday, we reported that U.S. journalist Brent Renaud was shot and killed by Russian forces near the capital city of Kyiv.
Two others were wounded. Video footage was captured of Juan Arredondo in his hospital bed saying, “My friend is Brent Renaud and he’s been shot and left behind.” Watch the clip:
Arredondo provided his eye-witness account of the attack that killed 51-year-old Renaud. Ukrainian national police confirmed Renaud was carrying documents with his identification and passport.
‼️ ТЕРМІНОВО‼️В Ірпені російські окупанти щойно розстріляли міжнародних журналістів New York Times! Один вбитий, один поранений. Зараз правоохоронці намагаються вивезти потерпілого з зони бойових дій. pic.twitter.com/JFQBnTaA69
— Поліція Київщини (@police_kyiv_obl) March 13, 2022
Renaud was an award-winning journalist. He has reported for NBC, Vice News and HBO, and many others. He was fatally shot in the neck when Russian troops opened fire on a car near the Romanivsky Bridge in the Ukraine town of Irpin, police and a witness said.
“The occupants kill even journalists of the international media who try to show the truth about the inaction of Russian troops in Ukraine,” Kyiv Chief of Police Andrey Nebitov wrote on Facebook.
“Of course, the profession of a journalist is a risk, but US citizen Brent Renaud paid his life for trying to highlight the aggressor’s ingenuity, cruelty and ruthlessness.”
More on this developing news via NY Post:
One of the hurt journalists was US photographer Juan Arredondo, who has worked for the Times and National Geographic, the Guardian reported.
In an interview from his hospital bed, Arrendondo said the journalists were attacked while reporting on refugees.
“We had crossed the first bridge in Irpin. We were going to film other refugees leaving. We got into a car. Somebody offered to take us to the other bridge,” he told the Italian paper Internazionale.
“We crossed a checkpoint, and they started shooting at us. The driver turned around, there were two of us. My friend is Brent Renaud,” he said.
Arrendondo said the attackers shot Renaud and that he was forced to leave without his friend in an ambulance.
“He has been shot and left behind. I saw he has been shot in the neck. We got split,” he said.
PBS reporter Jane Ferguson said she saw Renaud’s body on the side of the road under a blanket.