Fox News Senior VP Alan Komissaroff Dead at 47

Alan Komissaroff, the senior vice president of political news coverage at Fox News, has died suddenly at the age of 47 after suffering a heart attack.

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace issued a statement that said:

“We have devastating news to share with you about Senior Vice President of News & Politics, Alan Komissaroff.

“Tragically, Alan passed away today after suffering a heart attack at his home nearly two weeks ago.

“He was just 47 years old.

“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.

“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.

“His sharp sense of humor and quick wit throughout his incredible career also led to the many lifelong friendships he made here.

“Our deepest condolences are with them and Alan’s entire extended family as we collectively mourn the loss of a wonderful man,” they said.

Komissaroff started working for Fox News when it launched in 1996 and spent his entire career at the network.

He is survived by his wife Rachael and his children Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13.

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