Longtime Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski has died after his vehicle was struck by an air assault launched Monday by Russian forces in Horenka, outside Kyiv, Ukraine.
Zakrzewski was with Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall, who was injured during the attack.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott confirmed Zakrzewski’s death in a statement Tuesday.
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“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski,” she said. “Pierre was a war zone photographer who covered nearly every international story for FOX News from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us. His passion and talent as a journalist were unmatched.”
Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst, who is on the ground in Ukraine, posted a tweet commemorating Zakrzewski after news of his passing was made public.
Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News, described the veteran cameraman as “a constant in all of our international coverage,” adding, “I, like countless others, always felt an extra sense of reassurance when arriving on the scene and seeing him with camera in hand. The legacy of his positive spirit, boundless energy and eye for the story will carry on.”
CBN News international correspondent George Thomas remains in Ukraine, where he is covering Russia’s invasion.
Over the weekend, Thomas posted a video of himself at a church service, noting he was “roughly 20 miles from Russian forces” but nevertheless witnessing Christians spending their time in prayer and worship.
Please join us in prayer for Zakrzewski’s loved ones as they mourn their loss. Pray, too, for Hall’s recovery and for Thomas’ continued safety in war-torn Ukraine.
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