According to an announcement on Friday, a Fox News senior producer died unexpectedly from heart failure at home.
Anchor Bret Baier announced during his late afternoon show that Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff died at the age of 47. Baier stated that Komissaroff was with Fox News from 1996 to the time of its launch.
“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,”Baier also tweeted a clip from his breaking news program.
Tonight: @FoxNews family remembers our beloved colleague Alan Komissaroff, Senior Vice President of News & Politics. We will be missing you very much, Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. 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
Rachael was his widow. Olivia and Ben were his children.
“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,”Suzanne Scott is the CEO.
Alan Komissaroff, a Fox News senior vice president who supervised the cable-news outlet’s political-news coverage, has died following a heart attack. At 47, he was a senior vice president at Fox News.#foxnews#reporter #alankomissaroff
— DXB MEDIA (@wizy_mos) January 21, 2023
“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,” Scott’s statement, along with network President Jay Wallace, added.
“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,”Scott and Wallace also added. “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,”Scott and Wallace wrote.
“Missing our Senior Vice President of News tonight, Alan Komissaroff. He has passed away at the young age of 47. Praying deeply that his wife Rachael and their beautiful children will feel overflowing love and support,”Harris Faulkner is Fox News’s host.
Alan Komissaroff, Senior Vice President for News, has been lost. At 47 years old, he has died.
We pray that Rachael’s wife and beautiful children feel our love and support. pic.twitter.com/zJguGzB2x5
— HARRISFAULKNER (@HARRISFAULKNER) January 21, 2023
Fox News reported that Komissaroff discussed with Adweek, 2020 how he approaches Election Night coverage.
“Election night is our Super Bowl, so we try to outdo ourselves every cycle,”He stated.
Family has created a GoFundMe page.
Scott, along with Wallace and Komissaroff, have managed to build the most powerful cable news operation in the country over the span of the late senior VP’s career.
Baier was second in December viewers, and the 25-54 demographic. However, he did not win any of these categories. ‘lost’Send an email to another Fox News program
“Baier scored 1.87 million total viewers, just behind top-rated The Five, which brought in 2.6 million total viewers on Wednesday. In the demo, Baier brought in 223,000 viewers, while The Five topped the charts with 256,000 demo viewers. As for network ratings, it is not close with Fox News dominating CNN and MSNBC,” Mediaite reported.
Fox News had 1.27 Million viewers, compared to CNN’s 485,000 viewers and MSNBC’s 848,000. And in the 25 – 54 demographic Fox News scored 163,000, far ahead of CNN with 94,000 and MSNBC with 83,000.
Fox News’ dominance of cable news continued in October.
“Fox News’ lowest-rated show in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic nearly doubled MSNBC’s highest-rated show in the demo on Tuesday,” Mediaite reported. “Fox News not only swept the demo across all time slots, its lowest-rated show still outperformed CNN and MSNBC’s highest-rated program by a wide margin. Fox’s America Reports at 2 p.m. was its lowest performer in the demo, bringing in 221,000 viewers.”
“CNN’s top-rated show in the demo, meanwhile, was Erin Burnett’s OutFront — bringing in 147,000 demo viewers. MSNBC’s top-rated show was its 9 p.m. MSNBC Prime, which brought in 116,000 demo viewers, a little more than half of America Reports’ 221,000,”The report was updated.
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