Гуменюк Наталія Петрівна біографія

Natalia Humeniuk

Hello, dear readers! Today we are going to meet one of the most famous Ukrainian journalists – Natalia Petrovna Humeniuk. Her name is familiar to many thanks to her sharp reports from hot spots, tireless struggle for the truth and active civic position.

**It is important to note that she is often confused with the head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine – Natalia GUMENYUK. Natalia Petrovna has nothing to do with politics.

Childhood and family:

Natalia Humeniuk was born in 1983 in Birobidzhan, Russia. Her family moved to Ukraine when she was 5 years old. Not much is known about Natalia’s early life and family, as she keeps her personal life private.


Natalia received her journalism degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Later, she continued her studies at Orebro University (Sweden), where she received a master’s degree in international journalism.


Гуменюк Наталія Петрівна біографія

Career of Natalia Petrovna Humeniuk

Natalia Gumenyuk began her career as an international journalist at Novy Channel in 2002-2003. After that, she worked for Channel 5, also as an international journalist. In 2004, she worked for the ProfiTV news agency. In 2003-2004 she was an international journalist for the ICTV program Fakty.

In 2005-2007, Natalia was the head of the international department and a special correspondent for K1 TV channel. She was also the author and host of the program “One Report”.

From 2007 to the end of 2009, she headed the international department of Inter TV channel. During this period, in 2009, Inter was the first Ukrainian TV channel to be nominated for an Emmy Award in the News category for its coverage of the war in South Ossetia.

After leaving Inter, she did not apply for other media jobs but became a freelancer. In 2010-2011, she was the editor-in-chief of the Ours project, which consisted of 15 TV films about Ukrainians who left Ukraine for various reasons and became successful abroad.

Since Russia’s unleashing of a full-scale war, Humeniuk has been writing regularly for international media such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Rolling Stone, Die Zeit, and The Atlantic.

In 2013, she was one of the initiators of the creation of Hromadske TV. In May 2015, she was elected as the head of Hromadske TV. Since December 20, 2019, the journalist has served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Partnerships and managed the hromadske international project.

In 2020, together with journalist Angelina Karyakina, she founded the Public Interest Journalism Lab, an association of journalists and sociologists who seek to achieve constructive discussion on complex social issues.

Natalia Humeniuk is the head of the Life of War project, a multimedia online chronicle of Ukrainian resistance in the war with Russia. The chronicle is formed by materials produced by more than 30 independent journalists and editorial offices of Ukrainian national and regional media.

She is also a co-founder, editor-in-chief and leading journalist of The Reckoning Project, an international project of Ukraine Testifies: Ukraine Testifies. The project brings together Ukrainian and international journalists, lawyers, and analysts who collect evidence of Russia’s crimes in Ukraine to build cases for the courts and to create media projects for Ukrainian and foreign media.

In early February 2020, Natalia resigned from Hromadske due to the unacceptability of non-renewal of her contract with the editor-in-chief, Angelina Karyakina. At the same time, Humeniuk remained a member of Hromadske TV.

She has been a member of the Council on Freedom of Speech and Protection of Journalists since November 6, 2019. She is also a member of the Independent Media Council.


Natalia Humeniuk is the author of numerous reports from the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. Her investigations into corruption in Ukraine have gained wide popularity and resonance. Natalia has received numerous awards for her work,

  • 2014:  Honor of the Profession Award for the best journalistic work on corruption
  • 2015: Georgiy Gongadze Prize
  • 2016: Teletriumph Award for the best documentary
  • 2017:  Award “High Standards of Journalism”

Influence and recognition:

Natalia Gumenyuk is not just a talented journalist, but also an active public figure. She is a co-founder of Hromadske TV and the Public Interest Journalism Lab. Her work has a significant impact on the development of Ukrainian journalism and society as a whole.


Natalia Petrovna Humeniuk is an example of how journalism can create change. Her courage, integrity and tireless work make her a true hero of our time.

We hope that this article has helped you to get to know this extraordinary personality and inspired you to make your own achievements!