Renata joined The Globe and Mail's Toronto newsroom in March, 2011. Raised in the Greater Toronto Area, she spent nine years reporting in Alberta for the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal, covering crime, environment and political affairs. She was part of a team that received a National Newspaper Award for its coverage of the slaying of four RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe, Alta. She co-wrote an investigative series on workplace deaths that was nominated for a Michener Award for public service journalism.
At The Globe, Renata’s investigative work on military suicides, missing and murdered Indigenous women and inactive oil and gas wells in Western Canada has garnered several journalism awards. In the summer of 2019, she spent several weeks in Northern Manitoba covering the manhunt for two men wanted for the murders of three people in B.C. The Globe’s work on that story received a National Newspaper Award for breaking news.
In fall 2019, Renata took on the role of deputy national editor. She studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto (and at The Eyeopener), returning to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in 2014. She still travels regularly to Alberta, spending time at her old coal miner's house in the mountains west of the Cowboy Trail.