Alan Komissaroff died on Friday, two weeks after he had a heart attack. He was the senior vice president of news and politics at Fox News Media. He was 47.
Alan told his wife Rachael that he didn’t feel well on January 8 while he was working out at home, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help Rachael and their two children.
“She called 911, and his heart stopped while paramedics were taking him to the hospital. He slipped into a coma, and never regained consciousness,” the campaign added.
“Alan was the family’s rock. He spent decades as a TV producer in New York, he loved his work, but he loved his wife and kids so much more.”
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It stated that Rachael is a teacher in New York City, and “Alan’s overwhelming desire was for both his kids to have a chance to go to college. We want to make sure Alan’s dream lives on, even now that he’s gone.”
Alan has been married to his high school sweetheart, Rachael, for over 20 years. Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13, are the couple’s children. As of Friday night, GoFundMe has raised more than $50,000, which is more than half of the $250,000 goal.
“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace said in a statement shared with PEOPLE.
Alan was a trusted veteran who was there when the news channel first started in 1996, a release sent to PEOPLE said. He called himself a “real Brooklyn native” and was proud of it. At the time, he had just finished college.
Tonight the @FoxNews family remembers our beloved colleague Alan Komissaroff, Senior Vice President of News & Politics. Alan, we will miss you dearly and our thoughts are with your family. If you would like to help Alan’s family you can visit: https://t.co/JILzXyBbJ3 pic.twitter.com/vM4NHswicI
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) January 21, 2023
After working as a writer, producer, and showrunner, he became Senior Vice President of News & Politics and was in charge of all political coverage, from election coverage to daily news operations.
Saluting him as “the ultimate producer”, Scott and Wallace said, “The recent midterm election coverage was easily one of the finest nights of special coverage he produced throughout his career.”
“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. His sharp sense of humour and quick wit throughout his incredible career also led to the many lifelong friendships he made here,” the two execs added.
“Our deepest condolences are with them and Alan’s entire extended family as we collectively mourn the loss of a wonderful man.”
Alan Komissaroff, the senior vice president of News & Politics of Fox News Media, passed away at the age of 47 due to a heart attack. His funeral will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels in East Brunswick, New Jersey, on Sunday afternoon.
Alan Komissaroff worked as a TV producer in New York for many years. He loved his job, but he loved his wife and children even more, according to a GoFundMe page set up after his death… Share your condolences in the comment section below.