News & Opinion | October 26, 2020 11:00 am

Fox News President and Anchors Advised to Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

A passenger on their chartered flight from the last presidential debate tested positive

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Several high-ranking anchors at Fox News have been advised to quarantine.
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Fox News President Jay Wallace and several of the network’s top anchors have been advised to quarantine after they were exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a New York Times report.

The individual who tested positive was on the same chartered flight from Nashville to New York as “a group of network executives, personalities and other staff members” from Fox were returning from the presidential debate on Thursday, the publication notes.

In addition to Wallace, the list of Fox employees who were exposed to the person on the flight includes Bret Baier, the chief political anchor; Martha MacCallum, the anchor of Fox’s 7 p.m. show, The Story; and Dana Perino and Juan Williams, the two hosts of The Five.

A representative for Fox would not confirm any details of the exposure, citing “the need to keep private health information confidential,” but the Times reports that the anchors who were exposed are expected to host their shows from their homes for the time being. Fox staff members who were on the ground in Nashville for the debate reportedly were regularly tested by both the network and the Commission on Presidential Debates.

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