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Fox News Channel founder Uma Pemmaraju has passed away at the age of 64.

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Pemmaraju was on air when Fox News launched on October 7, 1996.

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At the time, Pemmaraju was one of the only Indian-American anchors to reach national prominence.

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"We are deeply saddened by the death of Uma Pemmaraju, one of the founding anchors of Fox News Channel.

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Suzanne Scott said Uma was an incredibly talented journalist, who were best known to him.

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"We extend our heartfelt condolences to his entire family," said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media.

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A cause of death was not immediately made public. Pemaraju previously anchored "Fox News Now" and "Fox on Trends".

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She left the network but rejoined the entire network as an anchor and replacement host in 2003.

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She also hosted Sunday's edition of "Fox News Live", anchored "The Fox Report", and

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Newsmakers from all walks of life, including the Dalai Lama and famous green political figures were interviewed.

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Pemmaraju hosted a variety of special programs for Fox News,

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Like "A Special for Young People," in which top newsmakers give advice to young adults on life's challenges.

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In 2012, Pemmaraju was shocked on Mother's Day when her daughter appeared live on-air during a Fox News segment.