Brent Renaud

Brent Renaud Wikis

REAL NAME Brent Renaud
BIRTHDAY October 2, 1971
PROFESSION Documentary filmmaker and journalist
SIBLINGS Craig Renaud
DEATHDAY March 13, 2022
DEATH PLACE Irpin, outside of Kyiv, Ukraine

On Sunday morning, Russian forces assassinated Brent Renaud, a documentary filmmaker from the United States, in the flashpoint town of Irpin, west of Kyiv. He was the  first journalist to be killed in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Juan Arredondo, a photographer from the United States, was hurt and is being treated in a hospital.

The death of an international journalist in the Russia-Ukraine conflict marks a somber turning point for journalists covering Vladimir Putin’s escalating conflict with Ukraine.

Brent Renaud: Who Was He?

Brent Renaud was a 50-year-old award-winning filmmaker and journalist from the United States.

To name a few, he covered the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as political unrest in northern Africa, cartel violence in Mexico, and the 2010 Haiti disaster. When he was shot and killed, he was covering Russia’s war in Ukraine.

His work has featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, HBO, NBC, and AI Jazeera, among others. He received numerous awards over his career, including the Peabody and DuPont medals.

Brent Renaud’s Cause of Death

According to Ukrainian law enforcement, he was fatally shot by Russian troops in Ukraine on Sunday morning, March 13. He took a blow to the neck.

Renaud was covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine alongside fellow journalist Juan Arredondo, who was also injured in the attack. While on their way to capture people leaving Kyiv, the two were shot at in Irpin, a suburb just north of Kyiv.

Brent Renaud: Where Did He Come From?

Brent Renaud was born in the state of Arkansas in the United States of America. Renaud was born on October 2, 1971, according to his official ID card, making him 50 years old at the time of his death.

Brent Renaud (right) and his brother Craig, on September 19, 2007, at the HBO building viewing area in New York City

His’s parents and other family members are largely unknown.  According to their website biography, the two brothers have reported from a number of worldwide hotspots over the past two decades, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

Maritial Status of Brent Renaud

It was still unclear if Brent Renaud was married or single. Because information on his personal life, particularly his love life, has never been widely disseminated on the internet, we have to make the best guesses we can for the time being.

He was most likely a married man with a wife and children, given his age.

you may also know:Anderson Cooper