Nataliya Gumenyuk Net Worth 2024, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Parents, Salary

Nataliya Gumenyuk net worth

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Nataliya Gumenyuk is a Ukrainian journalist and author specializing in foreign affairs and conflict reporting. She is a co-founder and CEO of the Public Interest Journalism Lab, and a co-founder of the independent media Hromadske. She is the author of several books, including The Lost Island: Tales from the Occupied Crimea (2020).

Early life

NameNataliya Gumenyuk
Net Worth$1 million
Age40 years
Nataliya Gumenyuk net worth

Nataliya Petrivna Gumenyuk was born in July 1983 (age 40 years) in Birobidzhan, Russia. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv National University; KNU) (2000–2004). She earned a master’s degree in international journalism from Örebro University, Sweden (2005–2006).


Nataliya Gumenyuk took the course “International Media Systems” at the Mohyla School of Journalism in Kyiv. From 2002 to 2004, she was the editor-in-chief of the independent student newspaper Nasha Sprava. In 2002–2003, she was an international journalist on Novyi Kanal. Also in 2003, she was an international journalist for 5 Kanal. In 2003–2004, she was an international journalist for the fact-check program ICTV.

Gumenyuk worked for the “ProfiTV News Agency” in 2004. In 2005–2007, she was the head of the international department, a special correspondent for the “K1” TV channel and the author and host of the “One Reportage” program. From 2007 to the end of 2009, she headed the international department of the INTER TV channel and also served as a special correspondent.

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Towards the end of this period, in 2009, for the first time among Ukrainian TV channels, INTER was nominated for an Emmy Award in the News category for its coverage of the South Ossetian War (reporter Ruslan Yarmolyuk). In 2009, Gumenyuk also did an internship at BBC World News on HARDtalk and at The Guardian and The Independent.

At the end of 2009, she was fired from the INTER TV channel without explanation. This caused a wave of outrage among her colleagues, who collected more than 70 signatures against her release. After that, some journalists resigned of their own free will (including Roman Vintonov). Afterwards, she did not get a job in other media and became a freelancer.

In 2010–2011, Gumenyuk was the editor-in-chief of the project “Ours” (INTER, studio “07 Production”) whose focus was on fifteen TV programs about Ukrainians who left Ukraine for various reasons and became successful abroad, including in Norway, Brazil, South Africa, India, China, among others. Gumenyuk took part in the search for sponsors of the project.

After “Ours”, Nataliya began a trip at her own expense to cover the events of the Arab Spring. As a result of the trip she wrote a book “The Maidan Tahrir”. She worked as an international freelancer mainly for Ukrainian publications, such as The Ukrainian Week, Ukrayinska Pravda, Esquire Ukraine, studio 1+1, radio Voice of the Capital, as well as for some foreign media, such as OpenDemocracy Russia (UK), RTL-Netherlands, and M6 (France).

In 2013, Gumenyuk became one of the initiators for the creation of the independent online media Hromadske TV. She run a project “Hromadske international”, an English version of the media. In May 2015, she was elected a head of the NGO “Hromadske TV”. In February 2020, Nataliya resigned from Hromadske to show disagreement with the non-renewal of a contract with an editor-in-chief of Hromadske Anhelina Karyakina.

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While working on Hromadske she has been focused on reporting the war in Eastern Ukraine, occupation of Crimea, and also international relations. She was also the host of The Sunday Show, an English speaking project explaining Eastern Europe for the international audience. In February 2020 she has published the book “The Lost Island: Tales From The Occupied Crimea” based on 6 years of her trips to occupied peninsula. It was translated into Russian and German.

In 2020, Nataliya Gumenyuk and other Ukrainian journalists and communications specialists founded Public Interest Journalism Lab, an experimental laboratory that promotes constructive discussion around complex social issues. Lab conducted its previous research in partnership with the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research, Lviv Media Forum, and the Arena Program, co-directed by Peter Pomerantsev and Anne Applebaum.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the Lab has been focused on covering events in Ukraine for the international and Ukrainian media, documenting war crimes as part of The Reckoning Project: The Reckoning Project: Ukraine Testifies, and creating an online chronicle of Ukrainian resistance as part of the Life in War project. Within The Reckoning Project, Anne Applebaum and Nataliya Gumenyuk wrote an article for The Atlantic on how Russian invaders unleashed violence on small-town residents.

Nataliya Gumenyuk has been reported from major affected areas by Russian invasion: the city of Bucha, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Kherson regions. In 2020–2021 Gumenyuk focused on media research, as well as producing a number of documentaries. ‘The Gongadze Case as a Mirror of an Epoch’ is a documentary multimedia project released on the 20th anniversary of the “tape scandal” that unfolded after the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.

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Gumeyuk was the head, producer, and editor-in-chief of the multimedia documentary project Our 30 years dedicated to the history of the 1990s presented by Ukrainians themselves. This project was produced by the Public Interest Journalism Lab team to mark the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. As a result, 9 documentaries, 20 podcasts, special projects, and dozens of short video testimonies of that time were released on the air and on the platforms of the Public Broadcaster of Ukraine. Gumenyuk co-authored the film on the return of the Crimean Tatars from deportation.


Nataliya Gumenyuk is married to Peter Ruzavin, they had their wedding in Minsk on August 12, 2017. Her husband is a reporter for Mediazona and a former journalist of the Russian TV channel Dozhd. However, she is a member of the Council for Freedom for Speech Under the President of Ukraine, as well as the Independent Media Council.

Nataliya Gumenyuk net worth

How much is Nataliya Gumenyuk worth? Nataliya Gumenyuk net worth is estimated at around $1 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a journalist. Nataliya Gumenyuk’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $85,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential journalists in Ukraine. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.