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 TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system 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) WallaceAbbott promises to hire Border Patrol agents punished by Biden administration DHS secretary says Haitian migrant crisis is 'nothing new' Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed 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.