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Trailblazing Fox News anchor Uma Pemmaraju dies at 64

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Atlanta, GA, August 11, 2022: Indian American journalist and TV anchor, Uma Pemmaraju, one of the original hosts on the Fox News cable network at their 1996 premiere has died at age 64.

Pemmaraju, who was born in India and raised in San Antonio, Texas, was a host/anchor of “America’s News Headquarters w/Uma Pemmaraju” for the Fox News in New York. She also reported for Bloomberg News.

“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. 

A cause of death was not immediately made public. 

Pemmaraju first anchored “Fox News Now” and “Fox On Trends.” She left the network but rejoined in 2003 as an anchor and substitute host across the network, reports Fox News. 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. 

Pemmaraju was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas, United States. She graduated from Trinity University in Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

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