Renee Chenault Fattah Biography
Renee Chenault Fattah is an American former anchor of WCAU NBC 10. She co-anchored NBC 10 News at 4 and 6 p.m. on weeknights in Philadelphia.
Fattah is married to former U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of the 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
Chenault attended Johns Hopkins University where she majored in political science and also went on to earn her J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also 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. Chenault began her media career by earning a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
Chenault was named to the PoliticsPA list of “Sy Snyder’s Power 50” list of influential individuals in Pennsylvania politics in 2002. She has also been named to the PoliticsPA list of “Pennsylvania’s Most Politically Powerful Women”. In 2009, the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Chenault-Fattah into their Hall of Fame.
Renee Chenault Fattah Age
Renée Yvette Chenault was born on 12 October 1957 in Littleton, Colorado, U.S. She is 65 years old as of 2022. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Bob Schneider, Bode Miller, Chris Botti, Chris Wallace, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hugh Jackman, and Josh Hutcherson, among others.
Renee Chenault Fattah Wedding
Chenault is married as the third wife to Pennsylvania politician Chaka Fattah. The couple has a daughter together named Chandler Fattah. Two and a half years prior to marrying Fattah, Chenault had a daughter named Cameron Chenault through artificial insemination. Chenault is the stepmother to Frances (“Fran”) Fattah, and Chaka Fattah Jr., known as “Chip” (31 years old in March 2015).
Renee Chenault Fattah NBC
Chenault joined WCAU, then the Philadelphia CBS TV affiliate, in September 1991, and served as an anchor and a reporter. After anchoring the noon broadcast with Tim Lake for a few years, she was promoted to the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news in March 1995. WCAU became the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia. Tim Lake joined Chenault as co-anchor at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. This was after she spent 8 years co-anchoring newscasts at 6 and 11, first with Ken Matz and then with Larry Mendte.
What Happened To Renee Chenault Fattah?
There was a criminal case involving her husband, Chaka Fattah, which made it difficult for her to continue as an anchor and she went on to leave for seven months following his indictment. Finally, she left the station on February 24, 2016.
Although Chenault was mentioned in a business dealing of her husband’s, she was never charged with anything in connection with the activities that ultimately led to his conviction.
Renee Chenault Fattah Salary | Net Worth
Chenault’s salary and net worth are not yet disclosed.