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Faith Fancher
Birth: 1950
Death: Oct. 19, 2003
Alameda County
California, USA

Reporter, Writer. Among her many awards are a citation by the Emmy Committee for work on the award-winning documentary of the Vietnam Wall Memorial and the Bay Area Black Media Coalitionís Beverly Johnson Award as Journalist of the Year. She is also well known in the Bay Area for her willingness to go public and document her courageous fight against breast cancer to benefit womenís health awareness. Fancherís career in broadcasting began as a radio news writer while attending college in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduation she was hired as a reporter and became the first African American on local TV News. Fancher continued to pursue broadcasting, working in news in Nashville, at the National Black Network (NBN) in New York, at National Public Radio as a reporter/anchor, and was the first African American woman in the CNN Washington, D.C. bureau when it premiered in 1980. She started the "Friends of Faith" charity to help low income breast cancer patients. She has been a part of the Oakland A's Breast Cancer Awareness program, raising funds for local charities. She died at Alta Bates in Berkeley, Ca  (bio by: JC) 
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Record added: Oct 20, 2003
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