Renee Chenault Fattah is the Executive Director of the not for profit Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) which provides Pro Bono criminal record clearing services and voter information and education to low-income Pennsylvanians.
She is also one of Philadelphia’s best known broadcast journalists, having worked as the evening and weekday news co-anchor for NBC10 for 25 years. In 2019 she wrote and produced the documentary In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact on Communities of Color.
Notable stories she covered in her broadcast career were politics including coverage of the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Democratic and Republican political conventions, the O.J. Simpson trials, and the Columbine school shooting massacre in her hometown of Littleton, CO. Renee is an inductee to the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. She is a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University.
Renee has a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a MA from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. While a member of the New York Bar she worked at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and clerked for the late Judge Damon J. Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Renee and her husband, former United States Congressman Chaka Fattah have two daughters, Cameron who is in Veterinary School at the University of Queensland in Australia and Chandler, who is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.