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Fox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report

Numerous Fox News personalities including anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, as well as the network's president, Jay Wallace, were reportedly advised to quarantine following their exposure last week to a person who tested positive Sunday for COVID-19.

The New York Times reported that the other personalities at the network advised to quarantine included two co-hosts of "The Five," Juan Williams and Dana Perino. Williams is also a columnist for The Hill.

A Fox News spokesperson declined to confirm to The Hill or the Times on the details of who was exposed, citing health privacy concerns.

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Two people familiar with the situation told the Times that the exposure occurred on a charter flight from Nashville to New York following the final presidential debate last week between President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE.

The on-air personalities exposed are reportedly expected to continue hosting their shows from home.

Several employees of the network were tested for COVID-19 earlier this month after attending the first presidential debate, which Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' Fox News's Chris Wallace praises Biden's discipline Klobuchar: Impeachment trial 'was about not hiding history' MORE moderated. Trump tested positive for COVID-19 following that debate and was subsequently hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Updated to correctly note that Fox did not host the first presidential debate, which was moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.