Fox News cameraman and reporter killed in Ukraine

Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra "Sasha" Kuvshynova were killed in the same attack that injured Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall.

Updated: March 15, 2022 - 4:26pm

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Pierre Zakrzewski, a longtime Fox News cameraman, and Oleksandra "Sasha" Kuvshynova, a Ukrainian journalist and Fox News consultant, were killed in Ukraine this week when the truck he was in was struck outside Kyiv by incoming fire.

Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova were killed in the same attack that injured Fox's Benjamin Hall. Both were in Ukraine covering the ongoing Russian invasion. Hall is currently hospitalized in Ukraine.

It remains unclear if Russian forces fired on the vehicle. 

Zakrzewski, 55, was a well-respected journalist and cameraman who accompanied the international Fox crew to cover nearly every major international story for Fox.

His coverage included time in Afghanistan and Syria, among other war-torn nations. He had been in the region since the beginning of the invasion last month.

Fox confirmed later in the day Monday that Kuvshynova, 24, died in the same attack while serving as a consultant for the outlet in Ukraine. Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said that Kuvshynova "was helping our crews navigate Kyiv and the surrounding area while gathering information and speaking to sources."

"Working around the clock, she helped share Ukraine's story with the world and we are grateful for that," Scott said.

Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst shared a photo of himself with Kuvshynova on Twitter. He called her "talented, well-sourced and witty."

"Today is a heartbreaking day for Fox News Media and for all journalists risking their lives to deliver the news," said Fox CEO Scott, who shared the news of Zakrzewski's and Kuvshynova's deaths with employees on Tuesday.  

Jay Wallace, the president of the company, called Zakrzewski 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 a camera in hand. The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless energy and eye for the story will carry on," he said.