Jim Angle, a longtime correspondent for Fox News, died at age 75, the broadcaster confirmed on Friday.
“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 CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
Angle joined the channel when it launched in 1996 as a White House correspondent and appeared nightly on “Special Report with Brit Hume.” Before joining Fox, he worked for CNN, ABC News, and NPR.
“I covered 4 Presidents and it was a thrill. I saw the Cold War come to an end, and the Berlin wall come down, which was particularly touching for me since I had given tours of it while stationed in Berlin in the Army,” Angle wrote in a farewell memo as reported by Fox. Angle retired from the channel in 2014.
Angle’s cause of death was not disclosed. He died at his home in Arlington, Virginia, the outlet said.
“He did a great job. Jim understood what we meant by fair and balanced news as well as anybody,” Hume said in reference to his death. “He was very, very fair-minded but never dull. When he retired I missed him, and I’ll always miss him.”
Other details about his death were not provided.