Alan Komissaroff Obituary, Death – Alan Komissaroff, Fox News Senior Vice President of News and Politics, died on Friday after suffering a heart attack earlier this month at his home. At the time, he was 47 years old. “This is an exceptionally sad day for those of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are grieved,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace said in a note to staff. “Alan was a leader and mentor across FOX News Media, contributing to our day-to-day news operations and playing an important role in every election cycle.
Without a doubt, his recent midterm election coverage was one of the best evenings of special programming he has done in his career. And he was the ultimate producer: breaking news, politics, special events — there was no steadier or more trusted colleague to be in the control room with during our time’s most pivotal events, and his incisiveness and love for journalism improved our work.” Scott and Wallace worked together on the writing.
Komissaroff considered himself a “FOX News original,” having joined the network when it initially began in 1996. It was his first job after finishing college. “He would joke that he was a’real Brooklyn’ man who worked his way up through the ranks to become a writer, producer, showrunner, and eventually Senior Vice President of News & Politics, controlling all political coverage,” Scott and Wallace wrote. “His sharp sense of humor and quick wit led to the many lifetime ties he formed here during his amazing career.”
His high school girlfriend Rachael Komissaroff and their children Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13, survive him. “Our thoughts are with them and Alan’s entire extended family as we all mourn the loss of a terrific man,” Scott and Wallace wrote. In 2020, Komissaroff spoke with Adweek about overseeing Election Night coverage. “Every cycle, we try to outdo ourselves because election night is our Super Bowl,” Komissaroff continued. Komissaroff’s family has launched a GoFundMe fundraising drive.