An American journalist, collaborator of the New York Times, Brent Renaud, 51, was killed near Kiev. The man was struck by Russian forces who opened fire on a car near Irpin. In a Twitter post, King Region Police Chief Andrei Nebitov spoke of another wounded journalist who was taken away from the fighting zone. “We are following these latest developments very closely and will respond to the deaths of the New York Times reporter in a proportionate manner,” said White House adviser Jake Sullivan, speaking on ‘Face the Nation’.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Brent Renaud’s death. He was a talented photographer and filmmaker who collaborated with the New York Times for years.” So in a note the deputy managing editor of the newspaper, Cliff Levy. “Although he has collaborated with the Times in the past, he was not assigned to any desk in Ukraine,” Levy points out, pointing out that the New York Times badge the reporter was wearing was given to him for an assignment many years ago.

A war photographer and documentary maker, born October 2, 1971 in Tennessee, Renaud began his career covering the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and the subsequent war in Afghanistan.

For the New York Times, with whom he collaborated for a long time, he followed the earthquake in Haiti, the war on drugs in Mexico and produced the TV series “Off to War”, about a unit of the National Guard deployed in Iraq. .

Brent worked with his brother Craig, also an independent director, and together they produced, among others, “Surviving Haiti’s Earthquake: Children”, winner of the duPont-Columbia Award 2012, awarded together with the New York Times multimedia project “A Year at War” as an example of artistic and interactive storytelling experienced online.

He has directed more than a dozen television and film projects, including the HBO heroine documentary “Dope Sick Love” and the Peabody award-winning TV series “Last Chance High”.

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