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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.”

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.


  1. So sorry to hear Uma has passed away – she seemed like one very beautiful and smart lady. I was ‘in love’ with her from the first time I saw her on Fox, and was sadden when she was no longer on Fox – even sadder now.

  2. Uma’s presence on camera and off were seen as a true professional and Uma had a smile that brought light to the company, always enjoyed her sometimes funny side, very wonderful Lady,

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