Renee Chenault-Fattah Married, Divorce, Daughter, Fired, Net Worth, Now

By Staff Writer | Published On: 21 Jun, 2017
Renee Chenault-Fattah Married, Divorce, Daughter, Fired, Net Worth, Now

Quick Information

Date of Birth October 12, 1957 Age 63 Years 9 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Former Co-Anchor
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Chaka Fattah (m. 2001)
Divorced/Engaged Yes (Once) Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity White Net Worth Not Disclosed
Social Media Twitter Children/Kids Cameron Chenault, Chandler Faith Fattah (Daughters)
Height N/A Education University of Pennsylvania
Siblings One Sister Parents Dora Chenault (Mother), E. M. Chenault (Father)

Renee Chenault-Fattah is a former co-anchor of the WCAU NBC 10 News weeknights in Philadelphia at 4 and 6 p.m. She was born on October 12 of 1957, in Littleton, Colorado in the United States. She is also called as Renee Y. Chenault.

She took her education from different institutions. Renee graduated from Johns Hopkins University and majored in political science. After that, she attended the University Of Pennsylvania Law School and achieved a degree in J.D. from there. She also studied at the University of Missouri which is in Columbia, Missouri and from there she earned a master’s degree in journalism. She started her career working at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York which is a law firm. She then started to work as a clerk for Judge Damon Keith of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She started her media career after her master's degree.

Talking about her media career, she joined the station in September of 1991. There she served as a reporter and an anchor. She anchored the now-defunct noon broadcast with Tim Lake for few years. Then in March 1995, she was promoted to the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news. Lake joined Chenault in 2003 as co-anchor at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. She had spent eight years co-anchoring newscasts at 11 and 6, with Larry Mendte and Ken Matz. 

Chenault is one of several minority females who has anchored evening weekday newscasts in the state of Philadelphia. The others include WPVI-TV Action News anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury and former KYW TV Eyewitness News anchors Alycia Lane and Beverly Williams

Renee was fired from the station for seven months following her husband's indictment. After this incident, Chenault-Fattah left the station on February 24, 2016. In 2002 Chenault-Fattah was named to the  PoliticsPA list of "Sy Snyder's Power 50" list of influential individuals in Pennsylvania politics. She was also listed in 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 is a married woman. She got married to Chaka Fattah in the year 2001. Both of them had a divorce with their partners before. Her husband Chaka is a politician in Pennsylvania. Renee is the third wife of Chaka. The couple together has a daughter named Chandler Fattah.

The couple also has another daughter reproduced by artificial insemination and her name is Cameron Chenault. Her husband Chaka is also the father of two children, both sons: Frances Fattah and Chaka Fattah Jr. from his previous marriage.

Renee has a net worth of about $950,000, but her salary is kept a secret. She is also active in using social networking sites like facebook and twitter. She has got 5500 followers on Facebook. She keeps in touch with her fans and admirers through her social networking media. Her bio and details about her work can be found on wiki pages and other websites.