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Longtime Fox News correspondent Jim Angle dies at 75

Jim Angle, a longtime Fox News correspondent in Washington, D.C. who started at the network since its inception in 1996, died at the age of 75 at his home in Arlington, Va., Fox News reported.

Angle came to Fox News as a senior White House correspondent at the network’s inception and would later be named chief national correspondent, according to Fox News. During his time at Fox News, he was also a substitute anchor for “Special Report.” 

Among some of the events he covered before retiring in 2014 are the Florida recount in front of the headquarters of former Vice President Al Gore, the 1999 impeachment trial of former President Clinton and Clinton’s reelection in 1996, Fox News reported.

Angle previously worked at both CNN and ABC News before joining Fox News. 

“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 in a statement.

Tributes from other Fox News colleagues poured in over social media. 

“So sorry to hear this news. We were White House correspondents together back in the day, then colleagues at Fox News. Excellent journalist. Wonderful friend. RIP Jim,” Brit Hume, senior political analyst at Fox News, tweeted.

“Mourning the loss of a Fox News original Jim Angle today. I traveled around the world with Jim several times. He was a newsman’s newsman, and will be missed. Prayers to his family,” Fox News anchor John Roberts tweeted

Journalists from other news outlets also commemorated the longtime Fox News journalist.

“Jim Angle was a dear fellow and road warrior, always smiling.  We were part of the pool who went on a secret trip to Iraq with GW Bush on Thanksgiving 2003. As we put on flak jackets and helmets and AF1 made a corkscrew landing, we wondered what we had gotten ourselves into. RIP,” Reuters White House reporter Steve Holland tweeted.

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