“I have one leg, I have no feet, I see through one eye”

Benjamin Hall was interviewed on “Fox and Friends” on January 26, 2023.Fox News/Internet TV Archive

  • 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 escape and his determination to go home and get back to work.

A Fox News reporter who was seriously injured in Ukraine last year returned Thursday for his first live broadcast, describing how he survived a missile attack that killed two of his colleagues.

Benjamin Hall’s team was reporting for Fox News on March 14, 2022 near Horenka, on the outskirts of Kiev Oblast, 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, the British-born Hall described his escape from the devastating attack, his determination to go home and the mental strength he needed during his recovery.

“You ask me how I am – I have one leg, I have no feet, I see through one eye, I have one workable hand, I was completely burned,” he said. “And I feel stronger and more confident than ever.”

An Insider investigation published last year examined the circumstances of the assignment and profiled the young Kuvshynova.

The Washington Post also published an investigation into Zakrzewski’s death, detailing his wife’s search for answers.

Fox News' Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Pierre Zakrzewski and Trey Yingst work in Ukraine.

Oleksandra Kuvshynova (second right), Pierre Zakrzewski (far left) and Fox News’ Trey Yingst work in Ukraine.Fox news

Hall has now written a book about the experience and his recovery, which will be published in March by HarperCollins.

He read an excerpt and described how the shock of the blast caused him to hear his daughter’s voice – “as real as anything I’ve ever known” – telling him to get out of the car.

He said that even then he knew he would fight to get home and said, “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 about his message to viewers, he said, “When you’re going through something like I’ve been through, the highs and the lows, you’ve got to have a target. You’ve got to be given something to fight for.”

For him, he said, the goal was to return and continue his work as a journalist.

In 2022, Ukraine had the highest number of journalist deaths in the world, with 15 reporters and media workers falling victim to the conflict, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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