Spinato of Fox Business remembered for his tenacity
Suzanne O’Halloran of Fox Business remembers Eric Spinato, the head booker and senior story editor for the Fox Business Network, who died last weekend from COVID-19.
O’Halloran writes, “FOX Business’s Neil Cavuto, with whom Eric worked with early at Fox, was wowed by his ‘tenacity.’
“‘To say Eric was a force of nature was an understatement. Everyone knows he was tenacious pursuing guests. What they might not know is he wouldn’t let anything get in the way of making sure they talked to Fox first. Even if they were in prison!!’
The anchor of ‘Cavuto Coast to Coast’ recalled the time ‘Eric managed to land former Tyco boss Dennis Kozlowski, not after he got out of jail, but while he was still doing time in jail. Yet there we were in an upstate New York penitentiary talking to the man whose lavish spending had made him the face of executive excess, but at that moment, just another white-collar criminal serving time.’
“Now more than 13 years after that momentous interview, Cavuto said, ‘Looking back at it, I don’t know what impressed me more – talking to Dennis, the inmate, or seeing Eric so comfortable and familiar being ‘around’ inmates. He laughed. I laughed. Even Kozlowski laughed. That was Eric. In the moment. Always momentous.'”
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