Juan Williams of Fox Information Is Stated to Take a look at Constructive for Coronavirus



Juan Williams, a veteran Fox Information character who co-hosts the favored afternoon speak present “The 5,” examined constructive for the coronavirus on Thursday and is quarantining, two individuals who had been briefed on his situation stated.

Mr. Williams taped a stay episode of “The 5” on Wednesday afternoon at Fox Information’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters, showing on the set with a number of of his co-hosts, together with the favored conservative commentators Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld. The hosts, like friends on another cable speak reveals through the pandemic, sat about seven toes aside.

Mr. Williams left for trip on Nov. 18 and returned to the Fox Information studios on Monday; he was examined for the coronavirus shortly thereafter. The individuals accustomed to his situation, who requested anonymity to share non-public discussions, stated he obtained a constructive end result on Thursday afternoon.

He was absent from Thursday’s 5 p.m. episode of “The 5,” wherein the opposite hosts appeared remotely.

Fox Information declined to remark about Mr. Williams’s situation, citing worker privateness. However the community stated in an announcement that the hosts of “The 5” would broadcast from residence studios “for the foreseeable future.”

“We are going to proceed to take all crucial precautions to make sure the security of our workers,” the assertion stated.

On a chat present the place the opinions skew Trumpward, Mr. Williams is the liberal-leaning outlier who has typically criticized President Trump’s dealing with of, amongst different issues, the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday’s program, Mr. Williams referred to as Mr. Watters “shameful” for advancing Mr. Trump’s debunked theories about election fraud. (“Juan sounds nervous,” Mr. Watters riposted.)

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In September, Mr. Williams was amongst a bunch of Fox Information stars and executives who had been probably uncovered to the virus on the first presidential debate in Cleveland, the place Mr. Trump appeared onstage days earlier than saying he had contracted the virus.

Mr. Williams was uncovered once more in October after touring again from the second presidential debate, in Nashville, with a Fox Information worker who later examined constructive for the virus.

On the time, the chief government of Fox Information Media, Suzanne Scott, instructed staff in a memo that the community would restrict the variety of workers members working in its Manhattan workplace and stated the community had put in place further testing and security protocols.

Since getting back from his trip on Monday, Mr. Williams had additionally appeared on-set along with his common “5” co-host Dana Perino and several other visitor panelists, together with the anchors Sandra Smith and Dagen McDowell and the conservative pundit Katie Pavlich.

Different tv information personalities who’ve examined constructive for the virus embody Brooke Baldwin and Chris Cuomo of CNN and George Stephanopoulos of ABC Information. They’ve since recovered.

Ben Smith contributed reporting.



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