JUST IN: Fox News President and Several Top Anchors Advised to Quarantine After Being Exposed to Covid on Flight to Debate.
Several big names at Fox News Channel have been advised to quarantine after a fellow passenger on a private charter flight from New York City to Nashville for the presidential debate tested positive for Covid, including Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, chief political anchor Bret Baier, anchor of The Story Martha MacCallum, and two of the hosts of The Five, Dana Perino and Juan Williams.
The news was broken late Sunday evening by the New York Times, reporting that everyone who was on the flight has been advised to get tested and to quarantine.
Fox News has not publicly confirmed the story, citing the need to protect confidential personal health information, but the networks affected anchors are reportedly making plans to host their shows from their homes this week.
As the Times noted, while some of Foxs on-air commentators have not always treated the coronavirus like the serious and potentially fatal illness that it is, the networks operations have shown a serious dedication to precautionary measures during this pandemic, including diligent use of face masks, avoiding close proximity to each other, and regular testing of staff members.