Matt Napolitano, a respected Fox News Radio network anchor and longtime reporter, died of an infection on December 23 at the age of 33.
On December 24, his husband reported his death on social media.
“With a heavy heart I have to share that my husband @MattNapolitano passed away yesterday morning,” Ricky Whitcomb wrote to X, formerly known as Twitter, Dec. 24. Whitcomb paid tribute to Napolitano’s passion for his work. “He loved his job and he loved bringing the news to your radios and televisions,” he wrote in his statement.
Whitcomb went on to call Napolitano “an honest journalist who truly cared about facts,” adding, “You can thank him for the last-minute Jets win today.”
Whitcomb remarked in a second reply to X that he had only been married to Napolitano for seven months when tragedy struck. He told followers about the health concerns that led to his death, adding that he “had an auto immune disease that he was diagnosed with almost 20 years ago and died as a result of an infection.”
Napolitano began her career as a sports anchor at Fox News Radio. According to Deadline, he worked Fox’s SiriusXM channel, Fox News Headlines 24/7, which featured substantial coverage of the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, and the World Series.
The well-known reporter and anchor’s lengthy resume included appearances on Neil Cavuto’s Fox Business Network show.
According to his LinkedIn page, he has been recognized as a two-time Associated Press Journalism Award winner for Best Overall Newscast. He was also the 2012 winner of “Newsline.”
His abilities were on show as an assistant news producer at TMZ prior to joining the Fox family.
On social media, friends and admirers are paying respect to Napolitano’s legacy and sharing wonderful recollections of their shared time together.