Uma Pemmaraju

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Uma Pemmaraju
Born Uma Devi Pemmaraju
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Anchor/Host for Fox News
Website Biography on

Uma Devi Pemmaraju is an Indian-born American anchor and host on the Fox News Channel cable network. Pemmaraju, who was raised in San Antonio, Texas, is currently the host/anchor of "America's News Headquarters w/Uma Pemmaraju" for the Fox News Channel in New York. She also hosts network specials.

Early life[edit]

Pemmaraju grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She is a graduate of Trinity University in Texas, with an undergraduate degree in political science.


Pemmaraju was part of the original Fox News Channel team when the network launched in October of 1996. She has hosted many different news shows on the network and has hosted a number of specials. She has interviewed high-profile newsmakers from the Dalai Lama to astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Joel Osteen, Carly Simon, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Palin, along with a host of senators and congressional leaders from D.C. In addition to being coined as "Boston's Best Anchor" in 1996 and 1997 by Boston Magazine, Pemmaraju has received numerous Emmy awards for her reporting and investigative journalism. Other honors throughout her career include: the 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. She has also worked at KTVT-11 in Dallas, TX, as a news anchor and correspondent, as well as for WLVI and WBZ-TV in Boston and a tipster/producer for WBZ's Evening Magazine. She got her start at KENS-TV and the San Antonio Express-News newspaper as a producer and reporter all while keeping a full-time load in college at Trinity University. She also served as the editor of her college newspaper. She also attended American University studying international relations for one year as part of an exchange program with Trinity. [1]


  1. ^ "Uma Pemmaraju (biography)". Fox News. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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