A former Fox News executive has passed away.
According to the network, Fox News Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff passed away on Friday.
According to a GoFundMe page created by a family friend, the 47-year-old channel executive died after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago.
In a statement to Fox workers, Fox News Media President Jay Wallace and CEO Suzanne Scott remarked of their colleague’s passing, “This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken.”
“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 executives regarded Komissaroff as a significant figure in Fox’s coverage of breaking news.
“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.”
Komissaroff has been employed with Fox News since its beginning in 1996.
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
Eileen Orihuela, a friend of the Komissaroffs, has started a GoFundMe campaign for the family’s benefit.
Sean Hannity, a Fox prime-time host, contributed $10,000 to the memorial fund, while an all-star cast of Fox broadcasters contributed to the Komissaroff family.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Lawrence Jones, Tucker Carlson and Neil Cavuto are listed as supporters of the fundraiser — donating $5,000 each in a testament to Komissaroff’s legacy.
The GoFundMe had netted more than $100,000 in donations as of Saturday morning. CONTINUE READING…