Flash, a FOX News executive dies suddenly of a heart attack.
Published on 22.1.2023
One of Fox News’ most prolific producers and executives died this week in news that shocked the Fox community and the nation.
Alan Komissaroff, Fox News’ senior vice president for news and policy, died suddenly at the age of 47 after heart failure.
On the Komissaroff’s GoFundMe, her friend, Eileen Orihuela, describes the incident that led to her death.
“On Sunday January 8, Alan was exercising at home, when he came upstairs and told Rachael he was not feeling well. She called 911, and her heart stopped as paramedics took her to the hospital. He fell into a coma and never regained consciousness. »
Komissaroff left behind his wife, Rachel, and two children, Ben and Olivia.
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He has worked for Fox since its beginnings in the 90s, when the company was called 21st Century Fox Corp.
He rose through the ranks, rising from editor to senior vice president of news and politics, where he oversaw some of Fox News’ highest-profile reporting and election night coverage.
Tonight the @FoxNews family remembers our beloved colleague Alan Komissaroff, Senior Vice President of News & Politics. Alan, you will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with your family. If you want to help Alan’s family, you can go to:
FOX News Reports: “Fox News senior vice president for news and policy, Alan Komissaroff, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. at his home earlier this month. He was 47 years old.
“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who have worked so closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” wrote Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media, and Jay Wallace, President of FOX News Media, in a note to colleagues.
“Alan was a leader and mentor through FOX News Media who was integral to our daily news operations and played an indispensable role in every election cycle. The recent coverage of the midterm elections was hands down one of the finest nights of special coverage he has produced in his career. And he was the ultimate producer: breaking news, politics, special events – there was no more stable or reliable colleague to rub shoulders with in the control room during the most important events of our time, and his incisive and his passion for the news made our work better,” Scott and Wallace wrote.