SAJA PROFILE : Uma Pemmaraju
...Recognized by The Daily News as groundbreaking "up and comer," Uma Pemmaraju first joined the FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1996 as host of the hard news daytime program "FOX News Now."Pemmaraju
in 2003 as a news update anchor and substitute host for various programs.She is currently the Sunday host of FNC's "FOX News Live."
While at FNC
has anchored "The FOX Report" and secured many interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, including an exclusive with the Dalai Lama.She
has also hosted specials for FNC
, including "A Special for Young People," which features top newsmakers offering advice on life challenges to young adults.Named one of Spotlight Magazine's
"20 Intriguing Women of 1998," Pemmaraju
was the first Indian-American anchor to regularly appear on national television. Prior to joining FNC, Pemmaraju was a news anchor and special correspondent at a CBS affiliate station in Dallas.Previously, she was an anchor and correspondent for WBZ-TV (NBC) in Boston and a producer for the syndicated show, "The Evening Magazine."Aside from her television career, Pemmaraju served as a reporter for the San Antonio Express News and also taught journalism at Emerson College and Harvard University. Born in India and raised in the United States, Pemmaraju received her degree in political science from Trinity University in Texas.
In addition to being coined as "Boston's Best Anchor" in 1996 and 1997 by Boston Magazine
has received several Emmy awards for her
reporting and investigative journalism.Other accolades throughout her
career include the Texas AP award for reporting in 2002, the Woman of Achievement award from the Big Sisters Organization of America
and the Matrix Award from Women in Communications.