WATCH: Fox News Natl. Security reporter Jennifer Griffin breaks down when she remembers her fallen cyber colleague in Ukraine
Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin paid tribute to colleagues who lost their lives in a segment on Tuesday night after they were killed in the fighting in Ukraine. that could not help but shed tears.
Following a report to host Bret Baier, Griffin mentioned cinematographer Pierre Zakrzewski (55 years old) and local producer Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova (24 years old), both of whom were killed while reporting inside outside the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, as well as war correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was wounded in a similar attack on Monday.
“Bret, a word about our colleagues Pierre, Sasha and Ben Hall this evening. The loss and pain we feel is immense, but if there was ever a time when the world needed journalists, reporters, risking their lives to tell these stories, to speak the truth, it is now. ,” Griffin began.
“Without a free press, autocrats will win. We will redouble our efforts to honor these colleagues and all the reporters who were harmed tonight,” she continued, trying to hold back tears.
Baier agrees with her, adding, “Your feelings are our feelings tonight.”
Hours later, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott issued a statement updating her colleagues on Hall’s condition, announcing that he was “safe and out of Ukraine.”
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Over the past few days, suspicions have poured in after it was reported that Hall was injured and two of his colleagues were killed. Baier spoke about both Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova in his exchange with Griffin on Tuesday, noting that both have shown an incredible dedication to the stories they are bringing to the rest of the world.
“Pierre is always present in times of uncertainty. When a reporter or producer arrives and finds Pierre waiting for them, they know they’re in good hands. Because he can do anything,” Baier said of Zakrzewski.
“Greg Palkot said that he and Pierre participated in a company of marines during the Iraqi Battle of Fallujah. He said that Pierre had saved his life many times over the years,” added Baier.
Bret Baier recounted a tribute to Fox News cinematographer Pierre Zakrzewski. “Pierre is always present in times of uncertainty. When a reporter or producer arrives and finds Pierre waiting for them, they know they’re in good hands. Because he can do anything. ” pic.twitter.com/5FswDuRRC5
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