Fox News photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski was killed near kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. He was injured alongside Fox reporter Benjamin Hall in an incoming fire while reporting.
“Pierre was a warzone photographer who covered almost every international story for Fox News, from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us,” Suzanne Scott said in a statement, the general manager of Fox News.
Pierre had been in Ukraine since February.
The statement added: “His talents were vast and there wasn’t a role he didn’t play to help out in the field – from photographer to engineer to editor to producer and he did it all under immense pressure with enormous skill.”
Last year, Pierre played a key role in the evacuation of independent Afghan Fox associates and their families following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country.
News of Pierre’s death comes hours after Fox announced that their reporter Benjamin Hall had been injured while reporting. News reports quoting Ukraine’s attorney general said he was in intensive care.
Pierre is the second foreign journalist killed in Ukraine during the ongoing Russian invasion. On Sunday, award-winning American journalist and filmmaker Brent Renaud was killed while covering the country’s refugee crisis for Time magazine.