A videographer for the US network Fox News has been remembered for his “passion and talent” after he was killed while reporting in Ukraine.
Eteran photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, was killed Monday in Horenka, on the outskirts of Kyiv, after the car he was traveling in was hit, the broadcaster reported.
British journalist Benjamin Hall, who is working for Fox News and staying with Mr. Zakrzewski, is still receiving treatment in a hospital in Ukraine.
“Pierre is a war zone photographer who has covered most of the international stories for Fox News, from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria, during his tenure,” said Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott. his long with us.
“His passion and talent as a journalist is second to none.
“His talent is immense and there’s no role he wouldn’t play to help in the field – from photographer to engineer, editor to producer – and he did it all. even under great pressure with great skill.
“He is committed to telling the story in depth and his bravery, professionalism and work ethic have made him well known among reporters in all media.”
Mr. Zakrzewski is based in London but has been working in Ukraine since February.
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Terrible news to report: Fox cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in the same attack that injured reporter Benjamin Hall. I have worked with Pierre many times around the world. He is an absolute treasure. Sending our sincerest prayers to Pierre’s wife and family.
– John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 15, 2022
In the statement, Ms. Scott added that Mr. Zakrzewski played a key role last year in getting Afghan freedom associates and their families out of the country following the US withdrawal, winning the Hero award. quietly at Fox News’ annual Employee Spotlight Awards.
“Today is a heartbreaking day for Fox News Media and all the journalists who risk their lives to report,” she added.
This is how I want to pay tribute to Pierre Zakrzewski.
The smiles are so bright. Great human. Kind, generous & radiates a doable positive energy. From Kabul to Kyiv, he never stopped wanting to help.
He was found dead along with Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova. REST IN PEACE
Miss you. pic.twitter.com/jaKg39zmtc
– Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) March 15, 2022
It takes place days after American filmmaker Brent Renaud was killed in Ukraine after Russian forces opened fire on his car.
The 50-year-old from Arkansas was collecting documents for a report on refugees when his car crashed at a checkpoint in Irpin, just outside Kyiv.
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