Pemmaraju was one of the on-air hosts when Fox News launched in 1996
Pemmaraju was one of the on-air hosts when Fox News first launched in 1996. Her death was announced by the network on Tuesday (9 August.)
“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,” Suzanne Scott, the CEO of Fox News Media, said in a statement.
Born in India in 1958, Pemmaraju was raised in Texas, where she began her TV career.
At Fox News, Pemmaraju hosted shows such as Fox News Now and Fox On Trends. According to the network, she left for a time, then returned as an anchor in 2003.
Pemmaraju told The Boston Globe in 1993 of her journalism career: “I’m a conduit to help other people.