Milovan Drecun was born on October 4, 1957 in Vranje, in family with military tradition. He finished elementary school in Surdulica, gymnasium in Vladičin Han, and Faculty of Political Sciiences, Department for International Affairs, in Belgrade, in 1981.
He started working as editor for foreign politics in newspaper "Narodna armija", newspaper of former JNA, which has, after the dissolution of SFRY in 1992, changed its name to "Vojska". He started working for Radio-television of Serbia (RTS) in 1993 and, as military-political journalist, he mainly followed situation and activities in Kosovo. During NATO bombing campaign in 1999 he was correspondent of RTS from Kosovo. He left Kosovo together with units of Jugoslav Army after signing of Military-Technical Agreement in Kumanovo, on June 12, 1999. After NATO bombing he was among first eight individuals given with Medal for Courage. In the begginning of 2000, after giving public statements and foundation of political party "Rennaissance of Serbia" (Preporod of Serbia), of which he is a president, he was sent to a paid leave of absence from RTS, until November 1st, 2000, after which he leaves that media house. He was a member of Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), which he joined in 1996. He speaks English, he is married and father of two.