Renee Chenault Fattah: Blissful Married Life with Husband and Children, Divorce Plans?
There is a blissful relation between politics and media in all prospect. One is the attraction of the news, and next is a story teller. And what happens if both are bonded on the same page?
Well, I’m talking about former co-anchor Renne Chenault-Fattah and US Congressman Chaka Fattah. Both share a blissful married life since their marriage in 2001.See, politics and media are bonded together!
Renée Yvette Chenault, then television anchor in Philadelphia and Chaka Fattah, then one of the Democrat of Pennsylvania, did marry on April 7, 2001.The ceremony was held at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Philadelphia byThe Rev. Albert Campbell.
Goodbye to NBC10!
Renee Chenault-Fattah, one of the longtime NBC10 news anchor and reporter, has bid farewell with the station, six months after she was on leave following the incident of her husband, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
"Renee Chenault-Fattah no longer works at NBC10," the station released an email. "She remains a friend and valued colleague to all of us. We are truly grateful for her many years of service to the station and our viewers."
Chenault-Fattah, now 58, did go to work for NBC10 in 1991. She announced her departure via Facebook about 30 minutes after NBC10 released a statement via email.
"My love for the people of the Delaware Valley goes all the way back to my days as a law student at Penn," she posted. "I have had a terrific 24 years as a reporter and anchor at NBC10 and I wish the team all the best."
Chenault-Fattah also posted that she was "excited and optimistic about the opportunities that await. Stay tuned."
Chaka Fattah's Incident Leading to Divorce?
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was found guilty on federal racketeering and bribery charges, making his career one of the infamous as he is of one of the region's longest-serving members of Congress.
"This is an extraordinarily difficult day for me and my family," he released a statement.
"While today's outcome isn't what we had hoped, I respect our nation's judicial system. I want to thank the people of the Second Congressional District for the honor of serving them."
On June 23, 2016, Fattah resigned from Congress.
Married Life and Husband!
This incident might cause a drift in the relationship between the couple, and there might be a probability of divorce. The couple has one child, a young daughter Chandler Fattah but both of them have children from other former partners. Both of them had divorced from their previous relationships. She has decided to keep her salary a secret following her husband’s election campaign back in 2007.
Family falls out!
A federal judge has sentenced former U.S. Congressman, and politician Chaka Fattah to spend a decade in prison and also pay the amount of $614,000 in restitution to victims of corruption charges.
For last 22 years, Chaka Fattah represented Pennsylvania’s second congressional district, and with that, he has long been one of the top politicians in the city of Philadelphia. In open court, U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III called Fattah’s crimes “astonishing” and also said that “political corruption in high places is a grave matter. Bartle said:
“Those in high places, will certainly know what happened in this courtroom today.”
On the other hand, Fattah’s family has fallen with him as his son, Chaka Fattah Jr., is sitting in a federal prison cell after being convicted of defrauding the School District of Philadelphia and also running an illegal business. Renee Chenault-Fattah left her job as an anchor at NBC10, a position she held for two decades.
Renee Chenault-Fattah's Short Bio:
Renee Chenault-Fattah who was born on October 12, 1957, in Littleton, Colorado, is a former co-anchor of the WCAU NBC 10 News in Philadelphia. Chenault-Fattah has a degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University and moreover earned her J.D. at the University Of Pennsylvania Law School.
She then began her media career after she earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.