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 Faith Fancher

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Faith Fancher

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Death 19 Oct 2003 (aged 53)
Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 8003501 View Source
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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 Coalition’s 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 women’s health awareness. Fancher’s 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

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  • Added: 19 Oct 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8003501/faith-fancher : accessed ), memorial page for Faith Fancher (23 Aug 1950–19 Oct 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8003501, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown.