On December 23, Fox News correspondent Matt Napolitano died. His spouse, Ricky Whitcomb, verified on X [previously Twitter]. The devastating news prompted many to post memorials online.
On December 25, @whickywhit announced Matt Napolitano's death on X. They married in New York in May. A tributary post by Whitcomb mentioned the reporter and his husband:
Whitcomb disclosed in another X post that Matt Napolitano had an autoimmune condition for 20 years. “Died as a result of an infection.” As a Fox News Headlines 24/7 writer, Napolitano joined Fox in 2015.
His career was sports journalism. Fox News Audio employed the impassioned reporter as a “update anchor/ reporter.” His Fox appearances include Cavuto Coast to Coast, Fox News Edge, and others.
Matt Napolitano died at 33. Hofstra University awarded Matt Napolitano a communications degree, according LinkedIn. He was a Clear Channel Communications production intern in 2011 after graduating.
He worked at WRHU and Merlin Media before becoming a TMZ News Associate Producer. Napolitano won the WEHU Broadcaster of the Year, Press Club of Long Island's Best Overall Newscast, and the 2011 Associate Press Award for Best Overall Newscast.
Kiro7 says Napolitano loved game shows. He supposedly appeared on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy in 2016 and 2020. He apparently reached the former bonus round.
Users were devastated by the news. Friends and family of Ricky Whitcomb sent condolences online. Fox News fans paid respect to the journalist on social media.