Fox News’ Matt Napolitano Dead at 33
The Fox News family has been dealt a horrible loss this past week.
On December 23, Matt Napolitano, an anchor and reporter for Fox News' audio platforms, passed away.
He was only 33 years old.
Gone Too Soon
Napolitano has been living with an autoimmune disease for nearly two decades.
It was that disease that ultimately took his life, according to his husband, Ricky Whitcomb.
Whitcomb broke the news on Christmas Eve, posting, “With a heavy heart I have to share that my husband @MattNapolitano passed away yesterday morning. He loved his job and he loved bringing the news to your radios and televisions. An honest journalist who truly cared about facts. You can thank him for the last-minute Jets win today.”
Napolitano started working for Fox News in 2015.
He quickly moved up from the lower ranks to sports reporter, actually leaving Fox News for a brief period, but then returning when the company decided to expand its audio content operations.
More recently, Napolitano served as an anchor, reporter, writer, and producer on various Fox News platforms.
After his passing, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott stated, “Matt did everything from anchoring to writing and producing for our audio platforms and loved being able to work in the journalism field that he trained for his entire life.”
Napolitano had another claim to fame… being selected as a contestant on both “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune.”
According to the report, he had become fascinated with the election process as a teenager and it was his dream come true to make the final cut and appear on the show.