How old was Brent Renaud When he was killed by Russian Soldiers
Brent Renaud was 51 at the time of his death.
Renaud’s press credentials and American passport were widely circulated on social media, was a famed videographer who documented some of the world’s biggest human catastrophes.
In a statement, the New York Times stated that he was not on assignment for them and that the press pass with his name and the photo was outdated.
Andriy Nebytov, the police chief of Kyiv, claimed Russian soldiers had targeted him. Two more journalists were hurt and had to be rushed to the hospital.
It’s the first time a foreign journalist reporting Ukraine’s conflict has been killed.
The newspaper said in a statement that it was “very grieved” to learn of Renaud’s death, but that he had not worked for it in Ukraine.
According to the New York Times, Renaud last worked for the publication in 2015, and the press ID he was carrying in Ukraine was given years ago.
Renaud had reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti to a number of US news outlets. He received a Peabody Award for his work on the Last Chance High series about Chicago schools, which aired in 2014.
He was located in New York and Little Rock, Arkansas, and frequently collaborated with his brother, Craig, who is also a filmmaker. Craig may or may not have visited Ukraine.