Alan Colmes, the Fox News’ liberal face, is one of the latest casualties of cancer. The renowned newscaster is survived by his wife who is an academic and is a popular professor of public policy at Rutgers University.
Alan Colmes was not keeping well for the last few months and there are reports that he was suffering from a serious form of cancer, lymphoma. Finally the cancer took his life.
He was among the top most Fox TV broadcasters, whose program was the mainstay of the Fox News, in the US. Besides, The Alan Colmes’ Show, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show distributed by Fox News Radio, his most popular program was Hannity & Colmes, a nightly political debate that was co-hosted by him and Hannity.
Reports suggest that while Alan Colmes was simply fascinated by his profession and work, there was one thing that was dearer to him than even his work. And it was none other than his wife, Jocelyn Crowley.
Dr Jocelyn Crowley, a professor of public policy and a well known writer, has worked extensively on family issues, such as fathers’ rights and mothers’ workplace flexibility.
Following his unexpected death, tributes started pouring from all sides. But the tribute that is being mentioned most has come from his family. The release said,
“Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.”
The broadcaster once brought her to her newsroom as a guest to introduce her book “Defiant Dads: Father’s Rights Activists in America” the way, the two fought on the show showed that they were simply made for each other. For the book, Colmes said, Jocelyn interviewed “158 fathers’ rights people…some of their policy reforms are a little bit troubling when it comes to women and children. For example, some of them want to reduce their child support obligations, and the research shows that child support really does help keep women and children out of poverty, so I’m concerned about that.”
Alan Colmes was always known to be a workaholic. A graduate from Hofstra his late-night talk show The Alan Colmes Show was syndicated by Fox News and announced a leave of absence due to his health last month. “As I previously mentioned on the show last year, there would be times I would be taking off from the show to deal with a medical issue,” Colmes stated at the time. Monica Crowley , a well-known commentator is a sister of Colmes’ wife.