JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sally Fox, long time newswoman for First Coast News, passed away on July 3. She was 58 years old.
Fox arrived at FCN in 1988 and stayed until 1995.
She is best remembered for doing Good Morning Jacksonville and the morning and afternoon news shows.
Fox founded her own organization, Angelwood Inc., in 1993 to provide group homes for developmentally disabled children and their families.
She is survived by one daughter, and another daughter, Heather Fox Preston, died in 2004.
"She loved doing the morning show. She grew the audience. She had a lot of compassion," First Coast News reporter Ken Amaro said.
Amaro was blindsided by the news of Fox's passing, when a reporter asked him about it in a phone interview Sunday night.
"She was a good person and a solid journalist," Amaro said.
Donna Deegan talked about Fox via phone interview Sunday: "She was a wonderful person, who obviously had a huge heart for children with developmental disabilities. I never saw Sally when she wasn't enjoying herself."
Deegan described Fox as "sweet", "nice" and "kind."
"She was still very, very active with Angelwood," Deegan said of Fox.
First Coast News