Uma Pemmaraju, a 64-year-old Fox News anchor, died on August 8 at the age of 64. Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, expressed her grief in a statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Uma Pemmaraju, who was one of the first anchors of FOX News Channel and went on the air the day we went on air. In addition to her journalistic skills, Uma was known for the generosity she showed to everyone she worked with. Our deepest sympathies go out to her entire family.”
The cause of Pemmaraju’s death has not been released, and funeral details are not yet known.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Uma Pemmaraju has died. She was part of the original @FoxNews team when the network was launched in October 1996. She was 64 years old. Rest in peace. 🌹 pic.twitter.com/e6bzWXdr03
— Shiz (@CremeDeLaShiz) August 9, 2022
Uma Pemmaraju was one of the founders of Fox News.
Uma was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India on March 31, 1958. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, where she attended Trinity University and earned a degree in political science. For a year, she studied international relations at the American University as part of an exchange program with Trinity University.
During the early stages of her career, Pemmaraju joined KENS-TV and the San Antonio Express-News as a producer and reporter. She was the editor of the undergraduate newspaper before becoming a news anchor and reporter for KTVT-11. She then worked for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, WLVI and WBZ-TV in Boston. She was a producer and reporter for WBZ’s Evening Magazine.
She then rose to prominence as host and co-host of America’s News Headquarters with Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News. In addition, she was a reporter for Bloomberg News. She was part of the Fox News staff in October 1996, when the network debuted. She has presented various events and specials and conducted interviews with prominent figures such as the Dalai Lama, Buzz Aldrin, Carly Simon and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.
Boston Magazine named Pemmaraja the Boston Anchor of the Year in 1996 and 1997. She has received numerous Emmy Awards for her reporting and investigative reporting, including a Texas AP Award, a Woman of Achievement Award from the Big Sisters Organization of America, and a Matrix Women in Communications Award. Uma’s net worth was believed to be around $4 million. As a presenter and television host, she made the biggest part of her income.
Another sad passing for WBZ.
Former Channel 4 presenter and reporter Uma Pemmaraju has passed away.
After leaving WBZ, she became a national news anchor.
— David Wade (@davidwade) August 8, 2022