One of the last, true, honest reporters passes.

Fox News Channel original Jim Angle dead at 75

Angle joined Fox News during its inaugural year in 1996

Fox News Channel original Jim Angle died Wednesday at his home in Arlington, Virginia. He was 75.

“Jim was an outstanding journalist, and he was also known for his laugh,” “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier mentioned in a heartfelt tribute to the former Fox News correspondent. 

“He was loved by his Fox colleagues, from former ABC colleagues and really everyone he worked with,” Baier added. 

The “Special Report” anchor worked alongside Angle for years, but most intensely covering the Florida election recount in 2000.


“Jim was a FOX News original and a top Washington correspondent whose talent and fearless reporting was unmatched. He was a central figure to establishing our Washington bureau in 1996 and was beloved across the entire network for his down-to-earth easygoing demeanor, his kindness and a smile that was ever present. He will be greatly missed, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his entire family,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said.  

Angle also played a key role in Fox News’ coverage of social security, tax reform, energy, immigration and the economy during the Barack Obama and George W. Bush administrations. He climbed the ranks to earn the title of chief national correspondent in 2011 before retiring from TV news in 2014. 

A cause of death was not made available. 

Prior to joining Fox News Channel, Angle covered politics and the economy for CNN. He was on the road covering the Bob Dole campaign for CNN when Brit Hume reached out and talked him into joining the upstart network.

“I came to Fox a week before we went on the air at the behest of Brit Hume and it has been the most rewarding part of my career,” Angle wrote in a 2014 memo to colleagues when he announced his retirement.   Continue

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