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ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos tests positive for coronavirus

George Stephanopoulos
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos told viewers Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Stephanopoulos disclosed his diagnosis on “Good Morning America,” where he has been broadcasting from his home for the past few weeks and said he has no symptoms and is feeling fine. Stephanopoulos had been caring for his wife, comic actress Ali Wentworth, who confirmed two weeks ago that she tested positive.

“I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath,” Stephanopoulos said. “I’m feeling great.”

The vast majority of TV personalities who have live programs are now working out of their homes to protect employees and slow the spread of the virus.

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New York has become the epicenter of the pandemic. The state’s death toll since the outbreak began reached 9,385 on Saturday.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Pink, Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Andy Cohen and more have gone public with coronavirus diagnoses. And the list is growing.

The diagnosis comes nearly a week after ABC News suffered a coronavirus-related fatality as longtime “Good Morning America” camera operator Tony Greer died from complications related to COVID-19 on April 7.

Larry Edgeworth, an NBC News audio technician, died on March 19. Maria Mercader, a veteran producer and executive for CBS News, died on March 29.

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CNN has two on-air personalities who have contracted the virus — Chris Cuomo, who is continuing to do his prime time program while in isolation at his Long Island, N.Y., home, and afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin. “Fox & Friends” co-host Jedediah Bila is also home recovering after a COVID-19 diagnosis.


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