Fox News Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff died on Friday after suffering a heart attack in his home earlier this month. He was 47. FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace wrote a memo to the staff of the news organization and stated the following: “This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken.” The memo continued, “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 within the control room during the most consequential events of our time, and his incisiveness and passion for news made our work better.” [tweet_embed]January 24, 2023[/tweet_embed] Komissaroff was proud of his work, and his first job out of college was helping to get the Fox News Network up and running. That was in 1996, before Fox News was the titan it is today. He took a chance on it and helped make Fox News all it is today. The memo from Scott and Wallace continued: [tweet_embed]January 24, 2023[/tweet_embed] “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.” and “His sharp sense of humor and quick wit throughout his incredible career also led to the many lifelong friendships he made here.” He is survived by his wife, Rachael, his high school sweetheart, and their two children, Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13. Scott and Wallace concluded their memo by saying: “Our deepest condolences are with them and Alan’s entire extended family as we collectively mourn the loss of a wonderful man.” Komissaroff spoke in 2020 about election coverage on the network and referred to it as the Super Bowl of the news coverage that Fox News does. He said that the network does all that it can to one-up its coverage from years gone by. They are always putting their most extraordinary efforts into creating a fresh and welcoming product for everyone watching their election coverage every four years.