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Renee Chenault Fattah
Renee Chenault Fattah

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, 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 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. As a journalist, Chenault-Fattah covered notable stories including: 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). She currently serves on the board of trustees for the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, and has received numerous awards for her civic and professional contributions.  Chenault-Fattah graduated from Johns Hopkins University 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.