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Fox News president and top personalities told to quarantine after possible post-debate exposure
By Sarah Ellison and Kim Bellware
Eight days out from a presidential election, the president of Fox News and key members of the network’s election team have been told to quarantine after they were exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Until they test negative for the virus three times in a row, the anchors will be broadcasting their shows from home, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private health matters.
The infected person was on a flight chartered to transport Fox employees from New York to the presidential debate in Nashville. Those on the flight included Jay Wallace, the network president, Bret Baier, the chief political anchor, Martha MacCallum, anchor of Fox’s nightly news show “The Story,” as well as two other members of the network’s election team, Juan Williams and Dana Perino, who are co-hosts of “The Five.”