Fox News original Jim Angle dead at 75

Jim Angle, a former Fox News Channel correspondent who was among early on-air talent to launch the network, has died. He was 75.

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott confirmed the news in a statement to USA TODAY Friday

remembering Angle as "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," Scott added. "He will be greatly missed, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his entire family.”

Throughout his TV news career, Angle appeared on a number of Fox News shows, including "The Reagan Presidency," "Happening Now," "Fox Business Tonight" and "Special Report with Brett Baier.

According to Fox News, he joined Fox News Channel when the network launched in 1996 as a senior White House

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