Feature: Maureen Umeh

Maureen Umeh


Emmy Award winning anchor/reporter, Maureen Umeh co-anchors the weekend editions of Fox 5 News at 5pm, 10pm and the News Edge at 11pm.

Maureen joined the FOX 5 news team in September 2002, after serving as one of the primary anchors for the late evening newscasts at WSPA-TV; the CBS affiliate in the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Maureen has been honored with several awards for her work. They include an an emmy for Best Investigative Series and Best Newscast. She has also been honored by many organizations, including the South Carolina Television and Arts Association; the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association and the NAACP.

Maureen served as the chairwoman for the Upstate Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society and also worked with many nonprofit organizations including Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Mathew House, an agency for disadvantaged youth.

Maureen’s career in journalism spans nearly two decades. She attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she received a degree in Broadcast-Journalism.



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