Uma Pemmaraju

Sad news for the media and journalism industry comes today. Veteran FOX News Channel anchor Uma Pemmaraju dies at 64 on August 9, Tuesday. FOX News reported the death of their own was much of a heartbreak. Furthermore, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott says, “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 Pemmaraju’s death

As of this writing, her cause of death remains immediately private. We would update this article once we gather news on her cause of death. This is a developing story.

  • [August 13] UPDATE: FOX News shares the statement of Pemmaraju’s daughter, Kirina, on their article. Kirina says, “The sudden death of my mother, Uma Pemmaraju, has been deeply devastating and incredibly shocking and unexpected. She was a light who brought so much compassion and inspiration to those around her. Journalism truly defined who my mother was. We thank you for your continued kindness, support, and privacy during this unimaginable time.
  • [August 12] DISCLAIMER: This update is not confirmed by any of Pemmaraju’s family nor any credible news source: However, there is an article that says Uma Pemmaraju’s “health was reportedly deteriorating in recent times and she had developed old age-related issues.”
  • FOX News publishes its report on Pemmaraju’s death on August 9, 2022, at 11:46 A.M. EDT. This may have shocked the news watchers as the veteran anchor first anchored on Fox News Now and Fox On Trends. Scott adds, “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.”
Uma Pemmaraju
New York City, March 10, 2017 | Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
  • Uma Pemmaraju starts on FOX News as it launched on October 7, 1996. Significantly, one of the only Indian-American news media personalities at the time, and beloved by the watchers and her colleagues.

Who is Pemmaraju?

Furthermore, you may want to proceed to read know about Uma Pemmaraju’s life and career below.

  • Born in India, raised in Texas, and enhanced her craft at stations in Dallas and Baltimore. She finished her tertiary education at Trinity University in Texas with a degree in Political Science. Also, she worked at WBZ-TV from 1992 to 1996 alongside David Wade. The veteran news media personality moves to New York City and enters FOX News Channel.
  • Back in 1996 and 1997, Boston Magazine named Pemmaraju “Boston’s Best Anchor”, and also an award-winning personality because of her investigative journalism and reporting. She gathered several awards throughout her career, including an Emmy award while Baltimore when she covered a rescue of a child who nearly drowned.

    Uma Pemmaraju
    Screengrab Image Courtesy of CBS Boston via YouTube
  • In 1998, Uma Pemmaraju joined Spotlight Magazine’s “20 Intriguing Women of 1998.” While in 2002, she won various awards such as the following: Texas AP award for reporting, the Woman of Achievement award from the Big Sisters Organization of America, and the Matrix Award from Women in Communications.
  • Pemmaraju left FOX News to move to Bloomberg News, then later rejoins the former in 2003 where she anchored and hosted the network. She is known to anchor The Fox Report where she interviewed different personalities, from political figures to celebrities. Also, she hosted FOX’s Sunday show FOX News Live. She’s also known for having a sit-down interview with Dalai Lama.

    Uma Pemmaraju
    Screengrab Image Courtesy of FOX News via YouTube
  • Besides the aforementioned information, according to FOX News, Uma Pemmaraju taught journalism at Emerson College and Harvard University.
  • Certainly, her family mentions that Uma is a “noble soul and pioneer” to Wade on WBZ-TV. On the other hand, Pemmaruja states in an interview, “I’m a conduit to help other people“.

We express our deepest condolences to Uma Pemmaraju’s family and loved ones. May she rest in peace and power.

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SOURCES: FOX News, FOX News YouTube, CBS Boston, Getty Images, Cult Education, Bareilly