Alan Colmes, the longtime liberal TV and radio host for Fox News, has died after a brief illness, the network announced Thursday. He was 66.
Colmes was best known as the left-leaning foil to conservative Sean Hannity on the prime-time Fox News show “Hannity & Colmes” when the cable news network launched in 1996. Hannity took over as a solo host in 2009, but Colmes remained with Fox News as a commentator and a syndicated radio host until his death.
Colmes had told listeners in January that he was dealing with a medical issue.
“When Alan and I started ‘Hannity & Colmes,’ there wasn’t a day that went by where we didn’t say we were the two most...