A Fox Information digital camera operator and a neighborhood producer who have been masking the battle in Ukraine have died after the car during which they have been touring was struck by incoming hearth, the community introduced Tuesday.
Digital camera operator Pierre Zakrzewski’s dying was introduced in a memo to staff by Fox Information Media CEO Suzanne Scott that was shared with BuzzFeed Information. Scott stated Zakrzewski, 55, died after coming underneath hearth in Horenka, a village northwest of Kyiv, on Monday.
Scott later confirmed that Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova was additionally killed in the identical incident. The 24-year-old had been working for Fox as a producer, helping the community’s crew.
Fox Information correspondent Benjamin Corridor was additionally injured within the assault and has been hospitalized in Ukraine.
“Pierre Zakrzewski was an absolute legend at this community and his loss is devastating,” anchor Invoice Hemmer instructed Fox Information viewers on Tuesday morning.
London-based Zakrzewski, who was Irish, had been in Ukraine since February, having beforehand coated a number of wars for Fox, together with the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. In December, Fox Information awarded him an “Unsung Hero” award to acknowledge his work.
“[Zakrzewski’s] skills have been huge and there wasn’t a job that he did not leap in to assist with within the subject — from photographer to engineer to editor to producer — and he did all of it underneath immense strain with great talent,” Scott wrote in her memo. “He was profoundly dedicated to telling the story and his bravery, professionalism, and work ethic have been famend amongst journalists at each media outlet.”
Kuvshynova, the producer, had been working with Fox for weeks in her house nation. In a later memo to staff, Scott stated the community had held off asserting her dying out of respect for her household.
“A number of of our correspondents and producers spent lengthy days along with her reporting the information and obtained to know her personally, describing her as hard-working, humorous, type, and courageous,” Scott wrote.