Fox News’s Bret Baier remembers Alan Komissaroff, a member of the Fox News family for many years, on the program “Special Report.”
Alan Komissaroff, senior vice president of News and Politics at Fox News, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack earlier this month. He was 47 years old at the time.
“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media, and Jay Wallace, President of FOX News Media, wrote to employees.
“Alan was a leader and mentor throughout FOX News Media who was integral to our daily news operations and played an indispensable role in every election cycle. The recent midterm election coverage was easily one of the finest nights of special coverage he produced throughout his career. And he was the ultimate producer: breaking news, politics, special events — there was no steadier or more trusted colleague to be with in the control room during the most consequential events of our time, and his incisiveness and passion for news made our work better,” Scott and Wallace wrote.
Komissaroff took great pride in being a “FOX News original,” having joined the network in its inaugural year. Following graduation, he took this position.
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“He would joke that he was a guy from ‘real Brooklyn’ and rose through the ranks to become a writer, producer, showrunner and eventually Senior Vice President of News & Politics, overseeing all political coverage,” Scott and Wallace wrote. “His sharp sense of humor and quick wit throughout his incredible career also led to the many lifelong friendships he made here.”
Komissaroff leaves behind his wife Rachael, his high school sweetheart, and their children Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13.
“Our deepest condolences are with them and Alan’s extended family as we collectively mourn the loss of a wonderful man,” Scott and Wallace wrote.
Harris Faulkner Tweets, Missing our Senior Vice President of News tonight, Alan Komissaroff. He has passed away at the young age of 47. Praying deeply that his wife Rachael and their beautiful children will feel overflowing love and support.
Missing our Senior Vice President of News tonight, Alan Komissaroff. He has passed away at the young age of 47.
Praying deeply that his wife Rachael and their beautiful children will feel overflowing love and support. pic.twitter.com/zJguGzB2x5
— HARRISFAULKNER (@HARRISFAULKNER) January 21, 2023
Adweek interviewed Komissaroff in 2020 to discuss his role as Election Night anchor. Our election night is like the Super Bowl, and we aim to top ourselves every time,” Komissaroff remarked.
Komissaroff’s loved ones have started a GoFundMe page to collect donations.
Alan Komissaroff died on Friday after having a heart attack earlier this month. He was the senior vice president of News and Politics at Fox News. At that time, he was 47 years old. His funeral will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday afternoon…. God rest his soul.
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