Indian American journalist Uma Pemmaraju honed her craft at news stations across the US, from San Antonio to Boston.
Uma Pemmaraju, an Indian American journalist has died at the age of 64, according to media reports from Fox News where she was a part of various shows such as The Fox Report, Fox News Live, Fox News Now, and Fox On Trends.
Pemmaraju was part of the team when Fox News launched in 1996, said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox news Media. As one of the station’s founding anchors, Pemmaraju was a “lovable, warm person”.
Scott added that Pemmaraju was an “incredibly talented” reporter and was known for his kindness to colleagues and sources.
Uma Pemmaraju From India to Texas
Before working with Fox News, Pemmaraju also worked for Bloomberg. Born in India and raised in San Antonio, Texas, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Trinity University in Texas.
While at Trinity, Pemmaraju was the editor of her college newspaper, as well as a reporter and producer for the San Antonio Express-News. His television career began at the local newspaper and television station KENS-TV.
After graduating from college, she moved to KTVT-11 in Dallas, where she worked as a news anchor and reporter. She then moved to Baltimore to work at local broadcaster WMAR-TV, where she even won an Emmy. Pemmaraju also made her mark in Boston as a producer and reporter for WBZ’s Evening magazine.
Uma Pemmaraju Emmy Award Winning Journalist
Pemmaraju paved the way for Indian-American journalists in investigative journalism by receiving numerous Emmy Awards during her career.
Great Sisters of America presented her with its Woman of Achievement award. She also won the Texas AP Award and the Matrix Award for Women in Media for her reporting.
She was also voted one of the “20 Hottest Women of 1998” by Spotlight magazine. Pemmaraju has also taught journalism at Emerson University and Harvard University.
(with entries from WBZ, Fox News)