Alan Komissaroff, 47, a Fox News senior vice president who supervised the cable-news network’s political-news coverage, has died following a heart attack, aged 47.
Komissaroff joined Fox News in 1996 when it launched under the company formerly known as 21st Century Fox Corp.
The 47-year-old worked his way up from the network’s ranks of writers and producers to overseeing coverage of politics, including the network’s Election Night reporting.
Tributes flowed for the journalism stalwart who was lauded for his most recent supervision of the outlet’s midterm election coverage.
According to a GoFundMe set up for the Komissaroff family, the 47-year-old had been exercising at home on Jan 8 when he went upstairs and told his wife, Rachael, that he ‘wasn’t feeling well.’
She called 911 but Alan’s heart stopped while paramedics were taking him to hospital after which he slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness, the page states.