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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Renee Chenault-Fattah.


Legal Oral History Project: Renee Chenault-Fattah.

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1459 Biddle Law Library
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Renee Chenault-Fattah is a rarity among her Philadelphia television colleagues: she is both an attorney and broadcast journalist. She co-anchors NBC 10 News at 4, 6 and 11 PM, Monday through Friday, with Tim Lake. From 1982 to 1986, she practiced law in New York City and remains a member of the New York Bar. During her career as a journalist, Chenault-Fattah covered politics, trials and tragedies. Memorable stories include the O.J. Simpson trial, both 1992 and 1996 political conventions, and most recently the massacre in Littleton, Colorado, her hometown. Chenault-Fattah is a member of various professional organizations that include The National Association of Black Journalist and the NAACP. She is also a board member of The Caribbean American Mission for Education Research and Action (CAMERA) and she serves on the board of trustees for the Philadelphia Art Museum. She has received numerous awards for her civic and professional contributions. Being 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. Chenault-Fattah graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 with a Bachelors 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 East Falls with her husband, Congressman Chaka Fattah, and their daughters Cameron and Chandler.


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