Fox News Channel revolutionized the media landscape. Now one of its original contributors is dead.
Former Fox News reporter Jim Angle died Wednesday at his Arlington, Virginia, home, the Daily Caller reported. He had joined the network in its infancy as a White House correspondent.
In a career spanning decades, Angle worked for CNN, ABC, and NPR. He covered the economy and politics within that time, including former Presidents Ronald Regan and George H.W. Bush.
Then, in 1996, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume invited Angle to join the network after they met on the campaign trail of Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. “He was there at the start, covering the White House,” Hume remembered in a tweet Friday. “His work was solid, substantive, fair and insightful. And he was great fun to be around.”
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott recognized his contributions in a statement. “Jim was a FOX News original and a top Washington correspondent whose talent and fearless reporting was unmatched,” Scott said.
“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.”
Fox News became the powerhouse it is thanks to its right-leaning viewpoint that became the alternative to the mainstream narrative. The conservative movement would not be where it is today without the network and men like Angle.