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.