Fox News’ Benjamin Hall returned to the airwaves after surviving a devastating attack in Ukraine.
Hall lost an eye and a leg in a missile strike that killed two of his colleagues.
He described his narrow escape and his determination to get home and get back to work.
A Fox News reporter who was seriously injured in Ukraine last year returned for his first live broadcast on Thursday, describing how he survived a missile strike that killed two of his colleagues.
Benjamin Hall’s team was reporting for Fox News near Horenka, on the outskirts of Kyiv Oblast, on March 14, 2022, when their vehicle was hit by a missile.
While Hall survived, 24-year-old Ukrainian fixer Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova and Irish photographer Pierre Zakrzewski were killed.
Speaking to ‘Fox and Friends,’ British-born Hall described his narrow escape from the devastating strike, his determination to get home and the mental toughness he needed while recovering.
“You ask me how I’m doing – I have one leg, I have no feet, I see through one eye, I have a working hand, I’ve been burned all over,” he said. he declares. “And I feel stronger and more confident than I’ve ever been.”
An Insider investigation published last year probed the circumstances of the mission and profiled the young Kuvshynova.
The Washington Post also published an inquest into Zakrzewski’s death, describing his wife’s search for answers.
Hall has now written a book about the experience and her recovery, to be published by HarperCollins in March.
Reading an excerpt, he described how, in shock from the blast, he heard his daughter’s voice – “as real as anything I’ve ever known” – telling him to get out of the car.
He said he knew even then that he would fight to get home, saying, “I’ll crawl if I have to.”
Hall has been a State Department correspondent for Fox News since 2015 and has extensive experience reporting from conflict zones.
When asked what his message to viewers was, he replied, “When you go through something like me, the highs, the lows, you have to have a target. You have to fight for something.”
For him, he said, the target was to recover and his job as a journalist.
In 2022, Ukraine recorded the highest number of journalist deaths in the world, with 15 journalists and media workers killed in the conflict, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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