Jim Angle, one of the first reporters to work for Fox News Channel, died Feb. 9 in Arlington, Va., the network reported Friday. He was 75 years old.
“Jim was a Fox News original and top Washington correspondent whose talent and fearless reporting were unmatched,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “He played a pivotal role in establishing our Washington office in 1996 and was loved throughout the network for his down-to-earth attitude, kindness and ever-present smile. He will be greatly missed and we send our deepest condolences to his entire family.
Born and raised in Texas in 1946, Angle attended Texas Tech University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Master of Arts in Latin Studies. Americans. After college, he was drafted into the US Army. During his time in the military, he toured Germany and Vietnam. In Germany, he served as a member of the Berlin Brigade, a special garrison that occupied West Berlin during the Cold War.
Angle began his reporting career at National Public Radio, where he served as the organization’s White House correspondent for seven years, covering the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush. In addition, from 1990 to 1993, he spent three years hosting the NPR radio show “Marketplace”, which covers economic and business news. Prior to joining Fox News, he also worked at ABC News, where he covered economic policy on “World News Tonight,” “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” as well as CNN, where he covered politics and the economy.
Angle joined Fox News Channel when it was founded in 1996 as a senior White House correspondent. He appeared nightly on “Special Report with Brit Hume” and regularly served as a backup presenter for the program. Major stories he covered for Fox News included President Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996, the 1999 impeachment trial, and the Florida recount process in 2000, which he covered live from Al’s headquarters. Gore in Nashville.
Angle continued to work as a reporter for Fox News through the administrations of George W. Bush and Barak Obama, reporting on Social Security, tax reform, immigration, and the economy for the network. In 2011, he obtained the title of Chief National Correspondent before retiring in 2014.
Throughout his career, Angle has received several accolades for his reporting. In 1994 and 1995 he received the Excellence in Financial Journalism Award for his work on “Nightline”. In 2001 and 2003 he received the Merriman Smith Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association, for his work.
He is survived by his brother, George Angle, two sons and a sister-in-law.