Breaking News — Tyler Hicks And Lynsey Addario Missing In Libya

Westport natives Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario are  missing in Libya.

The 2 photographers were in a group of 4 New York Times journalists whose last contact with editors was yesterday.  Executive editor Bill Keller said that Libyan authorities are trying to locate the group.

“We are grateful to the Libyan government for their assurance that if our journalists were captured they would be released promptly and unharmed,” Keller said.

Also missing  are Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid — the newspaper’s Beirut bureau chief — and Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer.

Both Tyler (Staples Class of ’88) and Lynsey (Staples  ’91) won Pulitzer Prizes for their Times work.  Lynsey also received a MacArthur “genius” award.

“Their families and their colleagues at The Times are anxiously seeking information about their situation, and praying that they are safe,” Keller said.

4 responses to “Breaking News — Tyler Hicks And Lynsey Addario Missing In Libya

  1. Estelle Margolis

    Add our prayers for the safety of Lynsey and Tyler. They are both the most courageous photographers we have.
    Estelle and Manny Margolis

  2. This is cross your fingers and pray time. I also hope all our elected officials including senators Blumenthal and Lieberman <> are doing everything possible to move heaven and earth to get these two valuable people and their colleagues to safety.

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  4. Blair Satter

    I have known Tyler since elementary school (I was friends with his mom Julie) I wish both of them a safe return.