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NEWS anchor Uma Pemmaraju, the founding anchor of Fox News Channel who was on the air during its launch date in 1996, has died at the age of 64.
Pemmaraju, who anchored Fox News’ America’s News headquarters from the station’s New York City base, died Tuesday morning.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Uma Pemmaraju, who was one of the founding anchors of FOX News Channel and was on the air the day of our launch,” said Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott.
“Uma was an incredibly talented journalist, as well as a warm and charming person, best known for her kindness to everyone she worked with. Our deepest condolences go out to her entire family.”
Causes of Death
The cause of death was not publicly disclosed.
Before hosting shows for Fox, the award-winning host worked at Boston’s CBS affiliate WBZ from 1992 to 1996.
Her family told WBZ-TV that she was a “noble soul and pioneer as a prominent Indian-Asian-American journalist.”
Pemmaraju was named Boston Magazine’s Top Anchor in 1996 and 1997 and received multiple Emmy Awards throughout her career for reporting and investigative journalism.
She was named one of Spotlight magazine’s 20 Intriguing Women of 1998.
She moved to New York in 1996 and spearheaded the launch of Fox News.
At the time, Pemmaraju was one of the only Indian-American anchors to rise to national prominence, and was beloved by viewers and fellow Fox News alike,” the outlet said of the former anchor’s passing.
She hosted shows like Fox News Now, Fox On Trends, and the Sunday edition of Fox News Live.
She also hosted The Fox Report and interviewed newsmakers, celebrities and political figures, including the Dalai Lama.
Pemmaraju also hosted a variety of specials for Fox News, such as A Special for Young People, which featured top reporters offering advice on life’s challenges to young adults.
Fans of the accomplished presenter mourned her death on social media.
“So sad to hear. @UmaPemmaraju was a beautiful person inside and out. Talented and kind. A dear friend,” former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee wrote.