Uma Pemmaraju, the original Fox News anchor dead at 64. She was an Indian-born American television presenter and was the original host of Fox News Channel at the time of its 1996 premiere. Aside from working with FOX News, she was also a reporter for Bloomberg News. She died on August 8, 2022 after the news was announced by the original Fox News Cable Network.
Uma Pemmaraju was born on March 31, 1958 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family later moved to Texas, USA, where she grew up in San Antonio. She graduated from Trinity University in Texas. She was a student for a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Uma also went to American University to do a year-long International Relations degree as part of an exchange program with Trinity University.
Uma Pemmaraju career
Pemmaraju began her media reporting career in her native Texas at KENS-TV. Concurrently, she worked for the San Antonio Express-News newspaper as a producer and reporter while pursuing her full-time studies at Trinity University. Despite this, she was also the editor of her college newspaper. She worked for KTVT-11 in Dallas as a news anchor and correspondent, then moved to WMAR-TV in Baltimore, where she won an Emmy for her coverage of a child’s live news.
Pemmaraju became part of the original Fox News Channel after the station launched in October 1996. She was hired as a host for many different shows on the news network and was responsible for the number of special episodes on the network. During her tenure, she worked as a presenter and interviewed many high-profile newsmakers, from the Dalai Lama to astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Joel Osteen, Carly Simon, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Palin, including members and hosts of senators, congressional leaders and the politicians from Washington D.C
In 1996 and 1997 she was honored by Boston Magazine with being named “Boston’s Best Anchor”. She has also received an Emmy Award for her reporting and journalism work. She has received various honors, awards, and awards for her reporting, including:
- The Texas AP Awards for Reporting,
- The Woman of Achievement Award from the Big Sisters Organization of America and
- The Matrix Award from Women in Communications
Uma Pemmaraju Biography
|Real name||Uma Devi Pemmaraju|
|Date of birth||March 31, 1958|
|Died||August 8, 2022|
|Place of birth||Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 60kg – in pounds – 132 pounds|
Uma Pemmaraju family
|Who is Uma Pemmaraju’s husband?||Andrew Petkun|
|children||One (Kirina Alana Devi)|
Uma Pemmaraju has been married and divorced. Her husband’s name is Andrew Petki and the couple is known to have married in 1993, assuming she was around 33 or 35 at the time of their marriage. However, the marriage did not work out well for the partners and they divorced shortly thereafter. During their marriage, the couple gave birth to a daughter named Kirina, who must be living into her twenties.
Uma Pemmaraju death cause
The original anchor of Fox News Channel’s founding network, Uma, died on Monday August 8, 2022 at the age of 64. Her death was announced by Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott. She added in her announcement that Uma is a Texas-based journalist and is best known for her kindness and incredibly talented journalism. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Uma Pemmaraju, who was one of the founding anchors of FOX News Channel and was on the air the day we launched,” said Scott.
She added that Uma is incredibly talented. She was loving, warm, and best known for her kindness to everyone in the workplace. The broadcaster’s CEO expressed her condolences to the entire family. Although people send their condolences to her family or friends, no one knows the cause of death as nothing has been announced regarding this. Also, Uma is believed to have died of natural causes due to her age factor.
Uma Pemmaraju Net Worth
Uma Pemmaraju certainly earned well due to her only career in media and journalism. She worked hard and began working as a newspaper editor while she was still a student. After college she worked for several local stations such as KTVT-11 in Dallas and WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Producer and Reporter for the San Antonio Express-News newspaper and Fox News Channel. Before her death, she was known to have a net worth of around $1 or $2 million.