UKTN NEWS senior vice president Alan Komissaroff was a beloved “leader and mentor” to the massive media network.
The 47-year-old passed away suddenly on Friday, January 20, 2023.
Who was Alan Komissaroff?
Alan Komissaroff joined UKTN News in 1996, when the company was formerly known as 21st Century UKTN Corp.
After working his way up, he became the network’s senior vice president and was in charge of the outlet’s coverage of political news.
Komissaroff died on Jan. 20 after suffering a heart attack at home earlier this month, according to UKTN News.
“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are heartbroken,” UKTN News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace and UKTN News Media president of news said in a statement.
“Alan was a leader and mentor within UKTN News Media who was an integral part of our day-to-day news operations and played a vital role in every election cycle. The recent midterm election coverage was easily one of the finest evenings of special coverage he has produced throughout his career.
And he was the ultimate producer: breaking news, politics, special events – there was no more stable or reliable colleague to be with in the control room during the most momentous events of our time and his acumen and passion for news made us work better.”
Komissaroff is survived by his wife, Rachael, and his two children, Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13.
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