The media react to the death of Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra Kuvshynova
Media coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine claimed the lives of two journalists, Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova.
Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova were traveling with Benjamin Hall, who is also battling injuries, gathering news. The two now become the second and third journalists to die in the war so far, with former New York Times contributor Brent Renaud being first last weekend.
These deaths highlight the dangers of covering a war zone to bring on-the-ground information to viewers. Many media people shared their thoughts on the last two journalists to die.
“America Reports” co-anchor John Roberts said Zakrzewski was a “treasure” to work with as the pair had worked together on several occasions.
Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said Kuvshynova’s dream was to unite people around the world and tell their stories, and she achieved it through her journalism.
While many at Fox News are saddened by Zakrzewski’s death, the network’s national correspondent, Lauren Blanchard, decided to share a fond memory she had with the cameraman while they were working in Singapore.
Brian Stelter shared his thoughts on the deaths of the two reporters saying that even people working at CNN loved Zakrzewski.
Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Marcus Yam shared a photo of how he plans to remember Zakrzewski, calling the cameraman “kind, generous and radiating optimistic energy.”
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson shared a photo from their last match in Ukraine with Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova.
CNN’s chief international correspondent, Clarissa Ward, shared her thoughts with Anderson Cooper on the deaths of Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova.
NBC News chief correspondent Richard Engel highlighted the efforts of the three journalists who died in Ukraine to chronicle the unfolding events in the country.
Vice News International Correspondent Ben C. Solomon also highlighted the efforts contributors such as Kuvshynova are making for foreign journalists to help them navigate the country to tell the stories to their audiences.
Finally, Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst shared a photo of himself alongside Zakrzewski while sharing a few words about his colleague.