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‘The Stuff Of Movies’: Fox News Pentagon Reporter Worked Behind The Scenes To Get Gravely Wounded Colleague Out Of Ukraine

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Fox News National Security correspondent Jennifer Griffin teared up during a recent interview as she mentioned her fallen colleagues — veteran cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and 24-year-old Ukrainian producer Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova — and wounded war correspondent Benjamin Hall.

But behind the scenes, it was Griffin who kick-started the operation that eventually got the injured Hall out of war-torn Ukraine.

As People reported:

It was around noon on Monday, March 14, when a French reporter began tearing down the halls of the Pentagon with grave news to share. The other journalist stopped outside the Fox News press booth where Griffin, the network’s longtime national security correspondent, was inside working.

Their question for her was short but startling.

“They said, ‘Has your team been hurt?’ ” Griffin recalled in a recent interview. “And at that moment, I didn’t know.”

Griffin told People that her first move was to call Jay Wallace hoping to find out more information. Wallace knew that Hall had been hurt, but asked Griffin whether she knew who had been with him.

“And that’s when I realized that [veteran cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski] was with him,” she says. “And then [‘Sasha’ Kuvshynova] also was missing,” Griffin said. “So at that point, I said to Jay, ‘Do you want me to help?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’”

Griffin’s next stop was Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby — and he reminded her that President Joe Biden’s promise not to send American troops to Ukraine meant that the federal government could not take any official action to help them get to Hall.

Griffin had another

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