Brandon Drenon

Brandon Drenon is a Social Justice and Equity reporter at the IndyStar in Indianapolis, Indiana, covering the black and brown communities of the greater metro Indy area. Prior to Brandon’s arrival in Indiana, he was a video producer for BBC Reel, a digitally native platform of the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he reported on health and wellness topics as well as Black culture. Brandon also worked as a production assistant on the documentary Whose Vote Counts, a PBS Frontline production, which was recently nominated for a Peabody Award. In 2020, Brandon received his master’s in journalism from Columbia University to build upon his writing career as a freelance contributor for the Huffington Post and New York Post.


The IndyStar’s mission is to expose what's right and wrong, to shine a spotlight on the unique and special people and places that make Indy special and to look for solutions. With a newsroom staff of about 80, we are the largest news organization in the state and work with roughly 10 other sites as part of our Network including Bloomington, South Bend, Evansville, Henderson and Richmond and Lafayette. The IndyStar is the third largest news organization within USA Today Network not including USA Today.