Pierre Zakrzewski, Fox News cameraman, was killed while newsgathering outside of Kyiv on Monday (14-03-2022), the outlet’s CEO Suzanne Scott said. Zakrzewski was traveling alongside Fox News and journalist Benjamin Hall when their vehicle came under fire, Scott said. Hall remains hospitalized.
Zakrzewski was based in London but had been in Ukraine covering the conflict since February, per the memo. “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,” Scott wrote.
His death makes him the second known journalist to have been killed in Ukraine, following the death of documentarian Brent Renaud.
She said, “He was profoundly committed to telling the story and his bravery, professionalism and work ethic were renowned among journalists at every media outlet.”
CNN’s Clarissa Ward tweeted Tuesday said, “There are no words. I had the great privilege of working with Pierre and the even greater privilege of calling him a friend, an extraordinary spirit and tremendous talent and one of the kindest, most gracious colleagues on the road. Absolutely heartbreaking.”
Fox News reporter John Roberts wrote on Twitter said, “I worked with Pierre many times around the world. He was an absolute treasure, sending our most heartfelt prayers to Pierre’s wife and family.”
[As collected from multiple sources]