Who Is Ricky Whitcomb, Matt Napolitano Husband? Any Children?

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Matt Napolitano and his husband, Ricky Whitcomb, were very open about their relationship as a gay couple.

Unfortunately, Napolitano passed away on Saturday in New York City after a brief illness. He was 33 years old.

Sports Reporter Matt Napolitano
Sports Reporter Matt Napolitano (Source: Twitter)

Since 2015, Napolitano had been associated with Fox News, initially joining as a writer for the Sirius XM channel, Fox News Headlines 24/7.

His swift progression led him to become a sports reporter for the same channel.

Although he briefly departed as a full-time employee in 2022, he rejoined the network in November of that year, coinciding with Fox News’ intensified efforts to expand its audio content endeavors.

During his tenure, Napolitano served as both an anchor and reporter, crafting and producing segments across all Fox News audio platforms.

Additionally, he provided sports-centric coverage for the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” weekday series, hosted by Neil Cavuto.

Furthermore, Napolitano lent his voice to the Fox News Edge service, which delivers news coverage and content packages to Fox affiliate stations nationwide.

Matt Napolitano Husband, Ricky Whitcomb

Matt Napolitano is survived by his husband, with whom he exchanged vows on May 27, 2023.

His spouse, Ricky Whitcomb, earned a degree in theater production from Stony Brook University in 2006.

Whitcomb’s professional journey included roles such as an event manager at StarQuest International Inc. from August 2014 to June 2018.

Subsequently, he served as a staging coordinator at the AV Workshop between August 2018 and July 2019.

Matt Napolitano & His Husband Ricky Whitcomb
Matt Napolitano & His Husband Ricky Whitcomb (Source: Zola)

Later, from July 2019 to October 2019, he took on the position of technical services coordinator at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

His most recent role before November 2022 was as the director of event technology and technical director at Sns Staging.

The couple maintained a very public stance about their gay identity and shared glimpses of their life together, including moments of celebration and pride.

Among their shared moments, one post highlighted Whitcomb’s pride in Napolitano’s accomplishments with the caption, “just my husband crushing it on national television.”

Dies At 33 After A Brief Illness

Ricky Whitcomb, Napolitano’s husband, confirmed his demise through statements on X.

In one of his messages, Whitcomb revealed that Napolitano had battled an autoimmune disease diagnosed nearly two decades ago and ultimately died as the result of an infection.

Suzanne Scott, the CEO of Fox News, lauded Napolitano’s dedication and versatility in journalism.

In a memo circulated to Fox News staff on December 24, Scott expressed,

“Matt did everything from anchoring to writing and producing for our audio platforms and loved being able to work in the journalism field that he trained for his entire life.”

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