Adam Petlin Obituary – Death: Fox News Director Of Chicago Bureau Operations Passed Away At 58, Cause Of Death
Adam Petlin, the director of operations in Fox News’ Chicago bureau, passed away on December 23 after battling a prolonged illness.
With a career spanning 27 years at the network, Adam began his journey in August 1996 as one of the initial six field photographers hired by Fox News.
In a memo to employees, Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, fondly recalled Adam’s remarkable career. She mentioned that during a recent hospital visit, Adam proudly shared photos from his extensive journey with Fox News, which included assignments across the country and around the globe, such as a trip to Antarctica and the South Pole with astronaut Jim Lovell.
Describing Adam as a “natural leader,” Scott highlighted his swift rise to a supervisory role. Notably, he led the first Fox camera crew on the scene in downtown Manhattan on 9/11, capturing the immediate aftermath and delivering news that had a profound impact on millions of viewers.
Scott also emphasized Adam’s integral role in the field and production team, noting his skills as a gifted still and television photographer. He earned the respect of correspondents and anchors who had the privilege of working with him on numerous major news stories over the past 27 years.
Survived by his wife Lauren, daughter Ava (18), and son Luca (14), arrangements for Adam Petlin’s memorial have yet to be announced. His legacy as a dedicated professional and valued team member will be remembered and celebrated by those who had the privilege of working alongside him.