Two Fox News journalists, Pierre Zakrzewski, a cameraman, and producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova, were killed by Russian forces outside the capital city of Kyiv.
The Fox News community mourned the loss of their coworkers.
Russia Killed Two Fox News Journalists
While giving an emotional tribute to the fallen journalists, Fox News reporter Bret Baier stated this was a testing time for the company, as two beloved journalists died.
Another correspondent Benjamin, who was working with these journalists, was also wounded and is currently in hospital.
Oleksandra Sasha Kuvshynova, 24, and a Ukrainian, served as a consultant to the Fox News crew. On the other hand, Zakrzewski was a 55-year-old veteran journalist with the experience of capturing international events for Fox News for a long time.
Pierre Zakrzewski, a video journalist for Fox News, was killed in Ukraine when the vehicle he was traveling in outside of Kyiv with another reporter was struck by incoming fire, the network said.https://t.co/XcJwA8zKxR
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2022
According to Baier, the fallen cameraman has left his wife, family, and the whole lot of colleagues who are mourning his death.
Zakrzewski, famously known as “Zak” among his circles, had a history of working under tense warring environments in countries like Iraq, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Hong Kong.
Likewise, the reporter added Pierre’s presence in the workplace would give a sense of protection to coworkers who used to think they were in good hands in the company of Pierre.
The downed journalist was famous among his circle for seeking thrills, alongside doing his job of shooting videos.
Apart from this, he used to go the extra mile at his job by fixing faulty equipment, producing stories, editing them, and just doing anything needed to get the job done.
His Ukrainian colleague Oleksandra Kuvshynova was killed as well.
Another Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall was badly injured. The incident took place just northwest of Kyiv. pic.twitter.com/qFOpF54Fty
— Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 (@IAPonomarenko) March 15, 2022
Baier also reminded people how Pierre used to know the history of every place he visited, not to mention he was an extremely productive person under stressed environments.
Thus, only those people who were working with Pierre closely are unaware of the loss, Baier added.
Zakrzewski was a Selfless and Brave Journalist
Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin was the first one to break the news to her Twitter followers. She stated Pierre was a fine man, a good friend, and a fantastic war photographer.
Furthermore, his talents were unmatched as a journalist; he used to jump in every work session to help people around him, Griffin claimed.
Trey Yingst, the Fox News correspondent, called the cameraman “selfless,” “brave,” “passionate,” while posting his selfie with him.
The senior foreign affairs correspondent of Fox News, Amy Kellog, stated Pierre belonged to a rare breed of war reporters.
Similarly, correspondent Jonathan Hunt stated he still remembers how Zakrzewski welcomed him when he went to the Iraq war in 2003.
Zakrzewski helped others in becoming good human beings and better journalists; during his company, people used to think they were at home, even in the warring territories.
Before going to Ukraine, Zakrzewski served in Afghanistan last year.
He played a critical role in helping troubled Afghan freelance associates and their families out of the country when the Taliban took over.