Uma Pemmaraju Biography
Uma Pemmaraju is an Indian-born American award-wijournalist born on 31st March 1958 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. She is an anchor and host on the Fox News Channel and also reports for Bloomberg News. She was the first Indian-American anchor to regularly appear on national television.
Pemmaraju graduated from Trinity University in Texas with B.A in Political Science. Her interest in journalism stemmed from family connections as her grandfather was a newspaper publisher in South India. She used to keep a daily diary as a child where she wrote about world affairs she watched on television.
She worked for a local newspaper and television station as a teenager and through college and eventually became a reporter in Dallas and Baltimore. She even won an Emmy as a reporter for a report she did about a nearly drowned child who was rescued from the brink in a bizarre set of circumstances. She broke the story of Michael Dukakis’ decision to enter the 1988 presidential race.
Uma Pemmaraju Age
Uma was born on 31st March 1958 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India (60 years as of 2018)
Uma Pemmaraju Family
At the age of 6 together with her parents they moved to San Antonio from Rajahmundry, India. They were the only Indians in San Antonio, and one of the few Indian families then in Texas. Her father, a research scientist specializing in birth control, was invited to Texas to direct a new foundation for population studies.
Her mother, a housewife from a prominent Indian family, sought to impart Indian culture to her children while allowing them to grow up American.
Uma Pemmaraju Husband
Uma was married to millionaire businessman Andrew Petkun but they later divorced..
Uma Pemmaraju Wedding
Uma wedding was extraordinary as she incorporate a multitude of traditions into the wedding ceremony; different people from different ethnicity like a rabbi, a Tibetan monk, and an Islamic priest were present at her wedding.
She said she wanted people to remember and share her thought that religions can be put together in one place positively.
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Uma is a proud mother of one daughter Kirina Alana Devi
Uma Pemmaraju Salary
Uma earns an average annual salary of $55,380
Uma Pemmaraju Career
Pemmaraju began her career at KENS-TV and the San Antonio Express-News newspaper as a producer and reporter while still studying at Trinity University. She also served as the editor of her college newspaper.
She later joined KTVT-11 in Dallas, as a news anchor and correspondent and then to WMAR-TV in Baltimore where she won an Emmy. She later moved to WLVI and WBZ-TV in Boston where she was a correspondent and a tipster/producer for WBZ’s Evening Magazine.
Uma Pemmaraju Net worth
Uma has an estimated net worth of $ 4 million.
Uma Pemmaraju Religion
Uma is Hindu and after her family moved to San Antonio their mother imparted Indian culture to them. Since there was no Hindu temple in San Antonio the family sought the spiritual guidance of Swami Satchidananda after he was invited to the United States by artist Peter Max for the opening ceremonies at Woodstock.
Pemmaraju once said that Swami was more than a spiritual teacher to their family and is more like a grandfather to her.
“He is more than just a spiritual teacher to my family. To me he’s more like a grandfather. He’s my confidant, and I can tell him my innermost thoughts. He helped my family bridge the gap between Indian and American culture. He is very modern in many ways.”
Uma Pemmaraju Vegetarian
Pemmaraju is a strict vegetarian, she says her mother dabbled in carnivorous cuisine when her children were small because she did not want them to feel alienated from the prevailing Texas culture of the time, particularly at school, where vegetarianism was considered weird. She eventually gave up the effort and told the children they could do as they pleased outside their home, but meat would no longer be served in her kitchen.
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