The first example of phenylation of fluorobenzonitriles with the sodium salt of a benzonitrile radical anion in liquid ammonia is presented. The reaction regioselectivity corresponds to the ortho- and para-fluorine atom substitution in fluorobenzonitrile with the phenyl moiety of the benzonitrile radical anion and affords 2- and 4-cyanobiphenyls in 40-90% yields. 3-Methoxybenzonitrile as well as 1-cyanonaphthalene radical anions were also successfully subjected to this interaction forming 3′-methoxycyanobiphenyls and (1-naphthyl)benzonitriles, respectively. The radical anion acts as an ipso-C-nucleophile with consequent loss of the cyano group. The revealed new type of radical anion reactivity opens up the prospect of developing a general approach to fluorinated cyanobisarenes on the basis of an interaction of the cyanoarene radical anion with fluorinated substrates activated to aromatic nucleophilic substitution.