‘One of a kind’: Family and colleagues pay tribute to top Fox producer Eric Spinato who died from Covid
- Eric Spinato, was a senior story editor for Fox Business, has died from Covid
- He worked for Fox for almost 20 years across two stints, having joined in 1998
- His brother paid tribute to him on social media, describing him as ‘one of a kind’
- Fox anchor David Asman also paid tribute to him during a broadcast yesterday
A senior story editor and head booker for the Fox Business Network has died from coronavirus over the weekend.
Eric Spinato worked at Fox for almost 20 years, originally joining the company in 1998, before briefly joining CNN and MSNBC in 2004 before returning to Fox in 2007.
Yesterday afternoon, Fox ran a segment paying tribute to Eric, with host David Asman offering ‘heartfelt condolences’ to Eric’s family.
Eric Spinato (pictured), a senior story editor and head booker for the Fox Business Network has died from coronavirus over the weekend
Eric’s brother Dean took to social media yesterday to pay tribute to his brother, describing him as ‘one of a kind’
Taking to social media, Eric’s brother Dean said: ‘I love you bro. You were my rock. COVID took my brother today. He was a gem and one of a kind. I’m so broken and lost for words.
‘This man was an amazing father, brother and friend. I’m sorry to say this but this day broke me hard. I will make you proud for the rest of my life. RIP Bro.
‘Eric Spinato I f*n love you. Brothers for life. Best man ever. It should have been me, not you. They took the wrong person.’
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, Fox News president Jay Wallace and Fox Business president Lauren Petterson penned a memo to Fox employees in which they said Eric will be ‘greatly missed’.
In response to the Covid pandemic, Fox has taken precautions to protect its employees, including putting in place rules on wearing masks and social distancing (stock image)
The memo said: ‘Eric was an immensely gifted and aggressive booker and was renowned for booking the innumerable ‘gets’ we’ve seen on both FNC and FBN over the years.
‘He was also always willing to lend a hand to help a colleague, mentor union staffers or troubleshoot an issue — countless bookers throughout the industry learned the ropes and the tools of the trade from Eric at one point or another in their careers.’
The memo also offered condolences to Eric’s girlfriend, two children and the rest of his family.
In response to the Covid pandemic, Fox has taken precautions to protect its employees, including putting in place rules on wearing masks and social distancing.