Spinato’s brother, Dean, wrote on Instagram: “COVID took my brother as we speak. He was a gem and one in all a sort. I’m so damaged and misplaced for phrases.” He didn’t present another particulars.
Spinato most just lately was senior head booker and story editor for Fox Enterprise. He returned to Fox Information in 2007 to assist launch the enterprise channel, having beforehand labored for CNN and MSNBC. He began at Fox Information in 1998 on the Fox Information staff after which went on to grow to be senior producer and head booker.
In a memo to staffers obtained by Deadline, Fox Information Media CEO Suzanne Scott, Fox Information President Jay Wallace and Fox Enterprise Community President Lauren Petterson wrote: “Eric was an immensely gifted and aggressive booker and was famend for reserving the innumerable ‘will get’ we’ve seen on each FNC and FBN over time. He was additionally all the time prepared to assist to assist a colleague, mentor junior staffers or troubleshoot a problem — numerous bookers all through the business discovered the ropes and the instruments of the commerce from Eric at one level or one other of their careers.”
The trio stated that Spinato had two sons and a girlfriend and that they might distribute info on preparations within the coming days.
Spinato’s colleague David Asman paid tribute to him on the channel.
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