Benjamin Hall provides recovery update during Fox News speech

Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall gave an update on his recovery during a surprise appearance on Fox News quarterly, the channel reported Wednesday.

“I want to give everyone an update on my progress, how far I’ve come and what’s happened in just six months,” Hall said during Fox News’ quarterly keynote, hosted by CEO Suzanne. Scott. “But the fact is that six months ago in Ukraine we suffered a terrible attack. And I remember thinking that day, as I was laying there, that there was one thing I had to do, and that was to go home, try somehow. another to go home and see my family.

Wednesday marks six months after the attack in Ukraine that seriously injured Hall and tragically killed Fox News photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski and journalist Sasha Kuvshynova.

Since the March attack, Hall has been reunited with his wife and three daughters at his London home in August after recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center.

“When I think back to those times, it’s tragic. And the stories that we can tell are tragic, but these are some of the most important stories that we have to keep telling,” he continued. who managed to get me out of Ukraine at this incredibly difficult time, the heroes who saved my life many times, the people who gave me my legs, who gave me back my walk, who helped get my kids back.”

Hall also reflected on the loss of fellow journalists, Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova, noting that “we need to remember what we can learn from them.”

“When I think back to Sasha, I think of someone who worked so hard, who went out like us to try and find the stories. And she did that every day we worked with her,” he said. he said, “And when I think of Pierre, he’s someone I’ve traveled the world with, a lot of people at Fox News have traveled with. At the tunnels of ISIS, at the front lines in Turkey, at funerals and great victories around the world, I was there alongside Peter, and he taught us one thing, one thing that everyone must remember – that you have to love this job, that you have to fight every day to do it in the best possible way.

“Thank you, those are beautiful words, thank you again for being here today,” Scott said. “And when you’re ready to come back, we look forward to seeing you again.” And we know it’s been a long journey for you, but you’re gorgeous.

Hall, Zakrzewski and Kuvshinova were just outside Kyiv on March 14 when the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by incoming fire. Hall, who barely survived, was evacuated from Kyiv soon after and transferred to a Texas hospital where he recovered from several major surgeries.

In July, Scott reported that Hall was making “remarkable” progress, saying “he still has a long way to go in his recovery, but his progress over the past four months has been nothing short of remarkable.”