Emmy award-winning journalist Maureen Umeh is an experienced anchor and reporter who has been working for over 17 years with FOX 5 based in Washington DC since 2002.
At Fox 5, she co-anchors Fox News Morning from 4:25 am to 6 am, and Good Day DC from 9 am to 11 am.
Besides serving as a journalist, Maureen has contributed to the community even by holding the position of the Chairwoman for the Upstate Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society.
Adding to that, she has also worked with non-profit organizations, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Mathew House, who works for the betterment of disadvantaged youth.
Her Wiki: Age, Nationality & Ethnicity
Maureen Umeh was born on 18th December 1972 in Nigeria. She partially grew up there and later moved on to the United States.
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Hence, she holds an American passport now, although her heart is still deeply rooted to her origin, Nigeria.
Speaking about her education, Maureen studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in between 1990 to 1994.
While her marital status remains untold, Maureen is busy taking care of her daughter as a single mother.
Her daughter, Zula, age 8, was attending the first grade, according to the Instagram post that Maureen posted on 10th August 2018.
Maureen Umeh’s Parents, Sister
With the little information Maureen Umeh has disclosed her family life, it is known that her family is Nigerian.
Maureen Umeh holds her daughter Zula (left) for a picture with her mother and sister on 8 May 2015 (Photo: Maureen Umeh's Twitter)
Also, Maureen posts pictures of her parents and her married sister on her social media but without revealing much information, including their name and profession.
- Maureen Umeh started her career as a full-time reporter at WCIA-TV right after her graduation.
- In the past, she did a radio talk show, DJ’d, and also wrote for the university newspaper.
- She won an Emmy award for Best Investigative Series and Best Newscast.
- She has been honored by organizations like the South Carolina Television and Arts Association; the Illinois Broadcaster's Association and the NAACP.