‘They Brought Me Back’: Fox News Reporter Reveals What Saved Him After Bomb Blast In Ukraine | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta.

    Fox News foreign correspondent Benjamin Hall revealed what saved his life in his first on-air interview since a bomb blast outside of Kyiv, Ukraine, killed two of his colleagues and nearly claimed his life as well.

    Hall joined hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade on Thursday's broadcast of "Fox & Friends" to talk about his experience, his continuing recovery, and the nine words he's credited with saving his life.



    On March 14, 2022, Hall was seriously injured in the Russian attack that killed Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova. He ultimately lost both feet, part of one leg, the use of one hand, and the vision in one eye - but during Thursday's interview, he revealed what had pushed him to survive, to make it home, and to get back to broadcasting.

    Thanking all those who had flooded him with their kind words and prayers, Hall said that the key to recovery was simple: "I think that when you've gone through something like I've gone through, the highs, the lows, you have to have a target, you have to get something to fight for."

    He went on to detail the first moments following the blast, immediately after everything around him had "gone dark," by reading an excerpt from his upcoming memoir: "Saved: A War Reporter's Mission To Make It Home."

    If I had the slightest iota of consciousness, it was a distant sense of shock waves and the feeling that every part of my body - bones, organs, sinew, my soul - had been knocked out of me. I was all but dead but improbably, out of this crippling nothingness, a figure came through, and I heard a familiar voice, as real as anything I'd ever known. "Daddy, you've got to get out of the car."

    Hall said that in that moment, he saw his daughters - and he crawled out of the car. Just as he got himself out, another shell landed a direct hit on the car.

    "They brought me back, and I found the strength. I opened my eyes and managed to crawl out of the car. And then the third bomb hit the car itself. If it weren't for them bringing me back, there is no way I would be here today," he said.

    Hall then revealed that the cameraman, Zakrzewski, had also gotten out of the car - and the two of them talked as they waited and hoped that help would arrive. "The two of us laid there for about 40 minutes, and talked, he passed away," Hall said.

    In the days, weeks, and even months that followed, Hall explained the risky civilian operation that got him out of Ukraine - and credited the military hospitals at Landstuhl Air Force Base in Germany and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, for rebuilding him in both body and mind.
Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

while globalitst Netherlands and EU push eating bugs and worms
President Joe Biden made a series of cringeworthy jokes at the expense of Irish people at a St. Patrick’s Day event Friday.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a jury's award of tens of millions of dollars to two N.C. brothers who spent more than 30 years in prison on false charges. But the size of the overall award will drop by at least $46 billion.
Former President Donald Trump will surrender to law enforcement officials if he is indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in connection with a $130,000 hush money payment he allegedly made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, according to Trump’s attorney.
The two Nigerian brothers responsible for helping disgraced actor Jussie Smollett carry out his fake hate crime attack in 2019 apologized for the stunt during an interview this week.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has announced a brilliant new plan to get Trump elected President in 2024.


Former President Donald Trump posted to Facebook on Friday for the first time since getting booted from the platform in January 2021.
RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement following the House’s passage of HB 76:
Extraterrestrial beings may be hiding on distant planets which have a “terminator zone,” a habitable band at the transition between the non-rotating planets’ warm, day side and the cold, dark night side, researchers conjecture.
As tensions continue to rise amid negotiations for a new contract, Los Angeles Unified School District teachers threatened to return to their classrooms and resume teaching students if their demands are not met.
Leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate announced an agreement on Wednesday, March 8, on a budget amount for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.


First Republic Bank’s top executives reportedly offloaded stock in the bank worth millions of dollars in the months before the bank nearly crashed.


Back to Top