A founding member of the Fox News family has now passed away at the age of 64.
As Fox 8 reports:
“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,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said.
Pemmaraju was on the air when Fox News first launched back in 1996. She was known for her work on “Fox News Now” and “Fox On Trends.”
I was so sad to hear. @UmaPemmaraju was a beautiful person inside & out. Talented and kind. A cherished friend.
Original Fox News Channel anchor Uma Pemmaraju dies at 64 https://t.co/5HUt7GIPR3 #FoxNews
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 9, 2022
Fox News reports, “At the time, Pemmaraju was one of the only Indian-American anchors to reach national prominence, and she was beloved by viewers and Fox News colleagues alike.”
A cause of death for Pemmaraju has not yet been released.