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Renee Chenault Fattah

Other names  Renee Y. Chenault
Role  Chaka Fattah's wife
Name  Renee Chenault-Fattah

Website  NBC 10 Bio
Title  NBC 10 News Anchor
Spouse  Chaka Fattah (m. 2001)
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Full Name  Renee Yvette Chenault
Born  October 12, 1957 (age 58) (1957-10-12) Littleton, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation  NBC-10 (Philadelphia, PA) News Anchor
Children  Cameron Chenault, Chandler Faith Fattah
Education  University of Pennsylvania, University of Missouri
Similar People  Chaka Fattah, Chaka Fattah Jr, Tim Lake, Lisa Thomas‑Laury, Larry Mendte

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Renee Chenault-Fattah (born October 12, 1957 in Littleton, Colorado) is a former co-anchor of the WCAU NBC 10 News at 4 and 6 p.m. on weeknights in Philadelphia. She is married to former U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of the 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

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Early life and education

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Chenault-Fattah majored in political science at Johns Hopkins University, and went on to earn her J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She worked at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, a law firm in New York, and then clerked for Judge Damon Keith of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then began her media career, earning a master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.



She joined the station in September 1991, and served as an anchor and a reporter. After a few years anchoring the now-defunct noon broadcast with Tim Lake, she was promoted to the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news in March 1995. In 2003, Lake joined Chenault as co-anchor at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m., after she had spent 8 years co-anchoring newscasts at 6 and 11, first with Ken Matz and then with Larry Mendte.

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After being suspended for seven months following her husband's indictment, Chenault-Fattah left the station on February 24, 2016.

Honors and awards

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Chenault-Fattah was named to the PoliticsPA list of "Sy Snyder's Power 50" list of influential individuals in Pennsylvania politics in 2002. She was also named to the PoliticsPA list of "Pennsylvania's Most Politically Powerful Women"

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Chenault-Fattah into their Hall of Fame in 2009.

Personal life

Chenault-Fattah is the third wife of Pennsylvania politician Chaka Fattah and they have a daughter together named Chandler Fattah. 2 1/2 years prior to marrying Fattah, Chenault-Fattah had a daughter named Cameron Chenault through artificial insemination. She is stepmother to Frances ("Fran") Fattah, and Chaka Fattah Jr., known as "Chip" (31 years old in March 2015).


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