It is with great sadness that Fox News announced the death of Alan Komissaroff, their Senior Vice President of News & Politics, on Friday. Komissaroff had suffered a heart attack at his home earlier this month and passed away at the age of 47.
Komissaroff was a trailblazer in the news industry, having worked for Fox News since its inception in 1996. He was responsible for overseeing political and Election Night coverage, as well as managing the network's Washington bureau. In addition to his work at Fox News, he also served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.
Fox News host Bret Baier reflected on Komissaroff's life and legacy on "Special Report," saying that he was "a great leader who truly cared about those around him." He added that Komissaroff had been a mentor to many journalists over the years and that his presence would be sorely missed.
Komissaroff is survived by his wife, three children, and two grandchildren. His family has asked for privacy during this difficult time.
The news of Komissaroff's passing has been met with an outpouring of condolences from colleagues and friends alike. His death serves as a reminder to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones and make sure to tell them how much we care about them while they are still here with us.