James Renner

American, 1978-

James Renner was born in Ohio and educated at Kent State University. After graduating, he worked as a journalist for Cleveland Scene and as an editor for the alternative newspaper The Cleveland Independent. As a journalist, he investigated several sensational cases, including the murder of ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic and the disappearance of nursing student Maura Murray. He also interviewed the reclusive author J. D. Salinger. In 2005, Cleveland Magazine, named Renner was named “one of the city’s 30 most interesting people.”