Fox News reporter ‘hospitalized’ in Ukraine while covering Russian attack

On Monday, terrible news spread that Fox News State Department correspondent Benjamin Hall was hospitalized while reporting outside Kiev. And according to the account, he was in a non-military area and the damage could be to his feet.

Shortly before 2:00 pm Eastern, Fox News anchor John Roberts broke the news that “we hate to go with you, but it obviously happens in the middle of a conflict.”

“A Fox News reporter was injured while covering the event outside Kiev. Very few details, but the teams on the ground are working as hard as they can to gather more information, “he said. We’re working hard to get all the details. “

And about an hour later, we got more horrible details. Breaking in again, Roberts read the company statement that the journalist had been questioned:

Emotions are evident in Roberts’ voice.

After a commercial break, co-anchor Sandra Smith returned with Roberts and told the audience, “We’re all praying for Ben.” And Roberts noted that “we do not yet know the extent of his injuries, but we are all praying for him and his family to come back to us.”

There seems to be some initial account of the condition of the hall and they are not pretty.

According to a Facebook post by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Irina Venediktova (translated from Facebook), which included a photo of Hall’s press credentials, Journalist. “

Perhaps through a poor translation from Facebook, Halls appears to have been the victim of some explosion that damaged his leg.

“The man was not at the military base, where, according to Russian officials, they are constantly being targeted. He was seriously injured for not having military facilities, “he added.

Hall was not the first American journalist to be killed in the clashes. Over the weekend, Brent Rand, an award-winning filmmaker from Time Studios, was also killed while reporting on the war outside of Kiev.

Kiev police say Renaud was killed after Russian forces opened fire on his car in Irpin, just outside the Kiev capital. “American journalist Juan Aredondo was traveling with Reynolds when they were both shot,” the Associated Press reported. Aredondo was injured in the lower back.

The state of the hall is a breaking story and Newsbuster will update when we find out more.

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