Fox News reporter injured in Ukraine says he’s ‘very lucky’ to be alive

A Fox News correspondent who was injured in Ukraine in an attack that killed two of his colleagues said on Thursday (April 7) he was seriously injured but felt “damn lucky” to have survived.

Benjamin Hall was in a vehicle with Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova last month when he was hit by a fire near kyiv. Zakrzewski, 55, and Kuvshynova, 24, were killed.

“To sum up, I lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. A hand is being assembled, an eye is no longer working and my hearing is quite blown,” said said Hall in a Twitter. post with a photo of him on a stretcher, wearing an eye patch.

“But overall, I feel so damn lucky to be here – and it’s the people who brought me here who are amazing!” said Hall.

In an earlier tweet, his first since the attack, Hall paid tribute to his two fallen colleagues.

Zakrzewski was a seasoned warzone photographer who had covered several conflicts for Fox News, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Based in London, he had been working in Ukraine since February.

Kuvshynova had helped Fox crews navigate kyiv and the surrounding area while gathering information and speaking with sources.