Born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1970, Reno was an award-winning cameraman with the Peabody and DuPont Awards.
Dead from Russian fire broke out during the battle of Irpin, Ukraine, on Sunday afternoon, the 51-year-old American journalist and director Brent Reno.
The 51-year-old American wore his journalistic ID, including that of the New York Times, as he had previously worked for the American media.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1970, Reno was an award-winning cameraman. , having won the “Peabody” and “DuPont” awards, having spent the past two decades of his life with his brother Craig creating documentaries and television films for leading platforms and television networks such as: HBO, NBC, Discovery, PBS , the NYTimes and ViceNews.
Jane Ferguson, a PBS Newshour reporter who was nearby when Reno was killed, wrote on Twitter: Ukrainian doctors could do nothing to help him at that stage. Outraged Ukrainian police officer: “Tell America, tell the world what they did to a journalist”. embed]
Clifford Levy, deputy editor-in-chief of the New York Times, tweeted that Reno was not working for the newspaper.
“[The New York Times] was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Brent Renaud, an American journalist in Ukraine. Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker, but he was not on a mission for the New York Times in Ukraine. The first reports that he was working for the Times came out because he was wearing a Times Press badge issued for a mission many years ago.
Levy added: “Brent's death is a terrible loss. “Brave journalists like Brent take a huge risk to testify and tell the world about the devastation and suffering caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.”
Brent Renaud, an award-winning American filmmaker and journalist, was killed on Sunday while reporting in Irpin, a Kyiv suburb, Ukrainian authorities said. https://t.co/4ckuHiZoxK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 13, 2022