Renee Chenault-Fattah

NBC10 News Anchor

By Kathleen Burke
|  Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013  |  Updated 11:55 AM EDT


Renee Chenault-Fattah joined NBC10 in 1991 and is a rarity among her Philadelphia television colleagues: she is both an attorney and broadcast journalist.  Prior to NBC10, she was with WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to working in Atlanta, Chenault-Fattah was the science correspondent for the Fox Network program “Beyond Tomorrow” and an anchor and reporter for WTEN in Albany, New York.  She started her broadcasting career in central New Jersey as the host and field producer for New Jersey Network’s (NJN) “Another View.”  From 1982 to 1986, she practiced law in New York City and remains a member of the New York Bar.  During her law career she clerked for the Hon. Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  She was also a litigation associate in the New York Law Firm of Hughes Hubbard and Reed.

In her career as a journalist, Chenault-Fattah has covered politics, trials and tragedies. Notable stories she covered include the O.J. Simpson trial, several political conventions, and the massacre in Littleton, Colorado, her hometown.  

Chenault-Fattah is a member of various professional organizations, including The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).   An active member of the community, Chenault-Fattah speaks at local schools, church congregations and civic organizations about journalism, law and ethics, and the importance of education.  She currently serves on the board of trustees for the Philadelphia Art Museum, Johns Hopkins University, and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and has received numerous awards for her civic and professional contributions.  

Chenault-Fattah graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. She earned her degree in law from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Congressman Chaka Fattah, and their four children.

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