The New York Times reported this morning that 4 missing journalists — including Westport photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario — who were captured by Libyan forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi will be released today. The Times said the dictator’s son told Christiane Amanpour the news in an ABC interview.
The Libyan government allowed the journalists to call their families on Thursday evening.
“We’re all, families and friends, overjoyed to know they are safe,” said Bill Keller, the executive editor of the Times. “We are eager to have them free and back home.”