It’s a truly sad day for Fox News fans.
The Hill has just reported that beloved television host Lou Dobbs is in self-quarantine after a staffer on his Fox Business show tested positive for the coronavirus. Segments of his time slot has also been reportedly canceled.
No Symptoms… Yet
Fox Business host David Asman revealed the news in the following statement regarding Dobbs’ health:
“[Dobbs] is in self-quarantine tonight. We just learned that one of his team members has tested positive for COVID-19. We fully support that employee 100 percent, who we all wish a speedy recovery.”
“Lou feels well, he has no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, he and his team are taking the necessary precautions,” Asman added.
Oliver Darcy over at CNN even commented on the tragic news on Twitter:
New: Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace inform staffers that a Fox Business employee in New York has tested positive for coronavirus. Here's the note that just went out. pic.twitter.com/m3Mf8z0TCY
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 20, 2020
Time Slot Canceled
The news came after the network announced plans to remove two additional hours from its daily programming schedule. The move will temporarily cease production of Fox Business’s 5 a.m. program, “FBN am” and its 5 p.m. offering, “Bulls & Bears.”
The network also revamped its scheduling last week, adding four hours of live programming, including “Fox News @ Night” with Shannon Bream until 1 a.m. and having chief breaking news correspondent Trace Gallagher anchor from then until 4 a.m.
The shuffle is part of an effort to reduce “the staff footprint” at its New York City headquarters, the network said in a March 13 memo.
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