Trey Yingst

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Trey Yingst
Yingst in the field
Born (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 30)
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Alma materAmerican University
Occupation(s)Foreign Correspondent
(Fox News)

Trey Yingst (born 1993) is an American journalist who serves as a foreign correspondent for Fox News based in Jerusalem, Israel.[1] Yingst has reported from the Gaza Strip and around the Middle East, appearing on Fox News programs.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Yingst was born in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area where he attended Central Dauphin High School. He studied at American University and received a BA in Broadcast Journalism from American University School of Communication in 2016.[3]


Yingst began his career as a journalist at the media outlet he co-founded with Ford Fischer, News2Share, while both were students at American University.[4] While at News2Share, Yingst reported from Gaza, Ukraine, Rwanda and Uganda.[5] Yingst was also arrested during a demonstration in Ferguson, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.[6] The arrest was later expunged with assistance from the ACLU.[7]

He then joined One America News Network where he served as the network's Chief White House Correspondent, covering the Trump administration for 16 months.[8][9]

In 2017, his question exchange with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was covered in the CNN article, "An absolutely maddening exchange between Sarah Sanders and the media".[10]

In 2018, Yingst joined Fox News’ international correspondent team.[11]

In February 2019, Israeli troops moved Yingst and his crew during a live shot due to grenades being thrown in their direction. He has also reported amid rocket fire, some of which occurred while he was live on the air.[12]

He was interviewed by Mediaite in March 2019.[13] Later in 2019, he attended the White House Correspondents Dinner.[14] Yingst was also placed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Media – 2019.[15]

In the summer of 2019, Yingst interviewed Jared Kushner in Bahrain.[16]

In August 2019, he broke a story about an oil tanker named the Bonita Queen, smuggling Iranian oil to Syria. The tanker was sanctioned by the U.S. government two weeks after the Fox News report was published.[17][18]

In September 2019, Yingst reported exclusively on a classified Iranian base in Eastern Syria capable of storing precision guided missiles, citing Western Intelligence sources. The site was targeted 6 days later, killing a reported 21 people.[19][20]

In February 2022, Yingst reported from Kyiv, Ukraine during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[21]

In March 2022, Yingst's frequent cameramen, Pierre Zakrzewski who had previously worked with Yingst in Afghanistan earlier that year, was killed by a Russian shell near Kyiv. Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was also injured in the incident. Reflecting on his colleague's passing, Yingst stated, "Pierre was as good as they come."[22]

In October 2023, Yingst reported on the events in Israel during the 2023 Israel–Hamas war for Fox News, extensively covering the Kfar Aza massacre and embedding with the IDF in Gaza, covering the tunnels under the Al-Shifa Hospital in November 2023. Yingst was forced to take cover due to safety concerns at times during the conflict[23] On October 11, Yingst reported live from Kibbutz Be'eri, the site of the Be'eri massacre, he described the scene, saying "You could smell the stench of death in the air" and saying it was "The most horrific thing I have ever seen."[24] Yingst has earned praise for his calm and poised reporting during the war.[25][26]


  1. ^ "Fox News adds One America's Trey Yingst to Jerusalem bureau". Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  2. ^ "Trey Yingst". Fox News. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ Kaney, Devan. "American University School of Communication | Washington, D.C." American University. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "College student Trey Yingst skips classes ... to report from conflict zones". Poynter. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  5. ^ "College student Trey Yingst skips classes … to report from conflict zones". Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  6. ^ "Journalist Trey Yingst arrested during Ferguson, Mo., protests". Los Angeles Times. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ Mann, Jennifer S. "St. Louis County Police agree to court settlements with 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson". Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ Daniel Funke (2018-08-18). "This 23-year-old asks the White House tough questions for one of America's most conservative networks". Poynter. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  9. ^ "Fox News adds One America's Trey Yingst to Jerusalem bureau". The Hill. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  10. ^ "An absolutely maddening exchange between Sarah Sanders and the media". CNN. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Fox News Signs OANN's White House Reporter Trey Yingst". Mediaite. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst Has Made It Into Gaza City". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  13. ^ "Mediaite Interviews Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst". March 21, 2019.
  14. ^ "White House Correspondents' Dinner 2019: Photos from the red carpet". Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Trey Yingst". Forbes. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  16. ^ Palmer, Anna; Sherman, Jake; Lippman, Daniel. "POLITICO Playbook: 2020 Dems struggle to figure out McConnell at first debate". POLITICO. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Report: NEW IRANIAN TANKER HEADED TO SYRIA IN VIOLATION OF US SANCTIONS - REPORT". Jpost. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Report: US sanctions Iran oil shipping network, warns maritime industry to avoid risks". SPGlobal. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Report: Iran Building New, Classified Military Base in Syria". Haaretz. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Report: AT LEAST 21 DEAD, AFTER ATTACKS ON IRANIAN-BACKED MILITIAS IN SYRIA - REPORT". jpost. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  21. ^ Meek, Andy. "'I Still Have Trouble Understanding Why People Kill Each Other': Fox News' Trey Yingst, On Covering Ukraine". Forbes.
  22. ^ "Veteran cameraman and Ukrainian journalist killed near Kyiv while reporting for Fox News | CNN Business". CNN. 2022-03-15. Retrieved 2023-06-19.
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