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Original Fox News Anchor Tragically Found Dead..

Uma Pemmaraju was the Fox News Channel’s first anchor when it first broadcast in 1996. Pemmaraju was a distinguished anchor who was raised in Texas after being born in India. She was the original host of “Fox News Now” and “Fox On Trends.”

Pemmaraju first honed her skills at regional stations in Dallas, Baltimore, and Boston before rising to national prominence in New York. She was recognized by Boston Magazine as “Boston’s Best Anchor” in 1996 and 1997. Throughout her career, she won numerous Emmys for reporting and investigative journalism.

However, in a sad update, Pemmaraju, a founding anchor of Fox News Channel, passed away at the age of 64.

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Uma Pemmaraju, who was one of FOX News Channel’s founding anchors and was on the air the day we launched.”

“Uma was an incredibly talented journalist as well as a warm and lovely person, best known for her kindness to everyone she worked with. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her entire family,” Scott added.

With her passing, Pemmaraju’s family spoke to WBZ saying that she was a “noble soul and pioneer,” reporter David Wade tweeted.

“Another sad passing for WBZ. Former Channel 4 anchor and reporter Uma Pemmaraju has passed away. After leaving WBZ, she went on to be a national news anchor,” Wade added in his tweet.

Fox News reported:

Pemmaraju was beloved by viewers as well as her colleagues at the network. She left the network but rejoined in 2003 as an anchor and substitute host across the network. She also hosted the Sunday edition of “FOX News Live,” anchored “The Fox Report” and interviewed newsmakers, celebrities and political figures from all walks of life, including a memorable sit-down with the Dalai Lama.

Pemmaraju also hosted a variety of specials for Fox News, such as “A Special for Young People,” which features top newsmakers offering advice on life challenges to young adults. In 2012, Pemmaraju was surprised on Mother’s Day when her daughter appeared live on-air during a Fox News segment…

She was named one of Spotlight Magazine’s “20 Intriguing Women of 1998.” Pemmaraju also won the Texas AP award for reporting in 2002, the Woman of Achievement award from the Big Sisters Organization of America and the Matrix Award from Women in Communications.

Aside from her decorated television career, Pemmaraju served as a reporter for the San Antonio Express News and taught journalism at Emerson College and Harvard University.

With her passing, Reporter David Wade tweeted that Pemmaraju’s relatives told WBZ after her death that she was a “great soul and pioneer”

“Another sad passing for WBZ. Former Channel 4 anchor and reporter Uma Pemmaraju has passed away. After leaving WBZ, she went on to be a national news anchor,” Wade added in his tweet.

However, Pemmaraju’s cause of death has not yet been made public at the time of this report.

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Sources: Conservativebrief, Foxnews, Thegatewaypundit

 



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