Brent Renaud Biography – Brent Renaud Wiki
Brent Renaud was an award-winning American filmmaker and journalist. He had worked for a number of American news and media organizations in the past, including HBO, NBC and The New York Times. Brent had contributed to The Times in previous years, most recently in 2015.
Brent often worked with his brother, Craig Renaud, won a Peabody Award in 2015 for an eight-part documentary for Vice News about a school in Chicago for students with severe emotional issues. The Renaud brothers have worked on film and television projects from conflict zones and hot spots around the world.
Their film and television projects have covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, political turmoil in Egypt and Libya, the fight for Mosul, extremism in Africa, cartel violence in Mexico, and the youth refugee crisis in Central America, according to a biography on their website.
Brent Renaud New York Times
Brent had contributed to The New York Times in previous years, most recently in 2015. He was not on assignment for the company in Ukraine. Early reports that he was working for The Times in Ukraine circulated because he was found with a Times press badge that had been issued for an assignment years ago, according to The Times.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of Brent Renaud’s death,” said Danielle Rhoades Ha, a spokeswoman for The Times. “Brent was a talented filmmaker.”
Brent Renaud Death
American journalist Brent Renaud was killed in Ukraine on Sunday, March 13, 2022, while reporting in Irpin, a suburb of the capital, Kyiv, according to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry.
Brent was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University from 2018 to 2019. Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation, wrote on Twitter: “Our Nieman Fellow Brent Renaud was gifted and kind, and his work was infused with humanity. He was killed today outside Kiev, and the world and journalism are lesser for it. We are heartsick.”
Brent’s reporting partner who was shot, Juan Arredondo, was also a Nieman fellow in the 2019 class. A video posted on the Okhmatdyt hospital’s Instagram page showed Juan describing the shooting from a hospital bed. He said they were shot in a car after they passed a checkpoint while going to film civilians fleeing the fighting.
“Somebody offered to take us to the other bridge, and we crossed a checkpoint, and they started shooting at us. So the driver turned around, and they kept shooting, two of us. My friend is Brent Renaud, and he’s been shot and left behind,” Juan said. “I saw him being shot in the neck, and we got split, and I got pulled.”
Brent Renaud Age
Brent died on March 13, 2022 in Irpin, Kyiv, Ukraine. He was 50 years old.