Updated: 02/25/2017 06:48 PM | First Published: 07/27/2014 04:30 PM

Uma Pemmaraju :: Biography

Uma Pemmaraju pictured while presenting a program in her studio

Uma Pemmaraju is a beautiful woman who justifies the word ‘versatile’. Having her roots in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India, Uma Pemmaraju is an Indian-born American reporter, best known as an anchor and reporter for Fox News Channel.

Uma Pemmaraju is a woman of great vision.Uma was raised in San Antonio, Texas after her parents moved to the United States in 1964 but she carries an Indian nationality as she was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, which lies in India.

While growing up in Texas, Uma graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Trinity University.

Uma Pemmaraju was born in one ethnicity raised in another

Before becoming a big name in American news industry, Uma had worked for several networks, garnering experience and knowledge. Uma worked as a reporter and news anchor for KTVT-TV (CBS 11-affiliated) located in Dallas, Texas and was continuing the role in Boston for WBZ-TV (CBS 4-affiliated).

Her television career includes her serving as a correspondent for San Antonio Express News & also used to teach journalism at Harvard University & Emerson College.

Uma Pemmaraju's achievements at Fox News Channel

So far, Uma Pemmaraju has been receiving an immense amount of success along with applaud and admiration for her contribution to American news organization.

But the start wasn’t that easy for her! Following her graduation from Trinity University, Uma went on to broaden her horizon in the world of journalism, and eventually became known for her versatility as both reporter-cum-journalist and anchor.

And since the launch of Fox News Channel in 1996, Uma Pemmaraju has been the part of its news team. Initially joined the network as a New York-based reporter, Uma is currently serving as an anchor for its ‘America’s News Headquarters’.

At FNC, Uma has reported on some daring incident, like the aftermath of a deadly EF5 tornado in Moore, 2004, 2008 & 2012 presidential elections, and on the bombing of Boston Marathon. She has also provided the live coverage on the murder trial of George Zimmerman.

And in her role as a journalist, Uma has interviewed numerous famous public figures as American televangelist Joel Osteen, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and actress Whoopi Goldberg. Uma was also the part of FNC special, ‘A Special for Young People’ as a host.

Uma’s career achievements included her name on Spotlight Magazine’s ’20 Intriguing Women of 1998', making her the very first Indian-American host to regularly appear on national television. In addition to being named as ‘Boston’s Best Anchor’, Uma has received numerous Emmy awards for her investigative journalism and reporting.

Uma Pemmaraju’s shattered married life with millionaire husband

Uma Pemmaraju was once a married woman. She was married to Andrew Petkun who is apparently a millionaire. Uma and Andrew dated for several years, before consummating their love with wedding vows. And the marital ceremony of them was nothing ‘ordinary’.

Uma incorporated a multiple of traditions into their wedding ceremony; she had a Tibetan monk, a rabbi, and an Islamic priest to officiate their wedding. She wanted it to be one heck of wedding and it sure was.

And that’s why their wedding is still remembered by many. But however, their marriage didn’t go that well.

During their union, they together welcomed a beautiful baby girl, who is all grown-up now. Even the birth of a child couldn’t save their marriage & later they got divorced, for good.

Other interesting facts about Uma Pemmaraju can be obtained from her Wikipedia page. Also, you can follow her on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Name Uma Pemmaraju
Profession TV Journalist
Gender Female
Birthday March 31, 1958
Age 62 Years Old
Star Sign Aries