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Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Receive Apology for COVID-19 Scare

Executive producer Brian Teta addressed the issue during a brief Q&A with Joy Behar.

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ABC’s The View returned Monday with all four co-hosts in place just days after Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were forced to leave the show under the guise of positive COVID tests.

The incident happened minutes before Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to appear on set. However, the test would eventually be identified as false positives and on Monday’s show, executive producer Brian Teta addressed the issue during a brief Q&A with Joy Behar.

“I really want to acknowledge and apologize to Sunny and Ana because in the midst of all this chaos they were put in this position where they had this information put out on television, and then to make it even worse it turned out not to be true later on,” Teta said.

Hostin said the series of events “triggered” a range of emotions that she didn’t want to feel.

“For me, it was particularly triggering because not too long ago I delivered the eulogy at my in-law’s funeral. So, you could imagine how I felt thinking that I could possibly be COVID-positive, and my family could experience another loss, a loss that I don’t think my husband could handle,” she said.

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Julie Unruh Announces Departure From WGN-TV After 20 Years

Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

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WGN-TV’s Emmy award-winning anchor Julie Unruh is leaving the television business to spend more time with her family. 

According to media writer Roger Feder, Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

“I’ve been proud to work alongside you as I’ve watched Channel 9 grow from a few small, local newscasts each day to broadcasting nearly non-stop, earning our rightful place in a competitive news market,” Unruh wrote in an email to coworkers. 

Unruh first joined WGN-TV in 2001. In her time with the station, she has covered everything from human interest stories to political corruption. 

Before joining the WGN news team, Julie spent two years as an anchor and reporter on Chicagoland TV (CLTV). Previously, Julie spent a year as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kansas.

I’m looking forward to stepping aside and spending more time with my family. The time is right,” she said. 

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Emerald Robinson’s Days at Newsmax Are Numbered

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role.

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Newsmax’s White House reporter Emerald Robinson could be counting her days with the network as The Daily Beast reports that there’s a replacement lined up to replace Robinson. 

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role. Rosen is currently a political reporter for Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Twitter banned Robinson following a tweet regarding the COVID-19 vaccine stating that it carries a “bioluminescent” tracking device with satanic powers. As a result, the social media platform handed her a seven-day suspension.

The network would then pull her off any on-air duties, and then after her suspension was over it resulted in the permanent ban from Twitter. 

The Daily Beast spoke to a current staffer who stated that the consensus view amongst Newsmax employees is that “she’s just going to be gone” but “nothing definitive.” Another source told the media outlet that Robinson is almost unquestionably done with Newsmax. 

Furthermore, two sources also told The Daily Beast that Newsmax is negotiating with Rosen to become their new chief D.C. correspondent. “Unfortunately, we cannot comment on personnel issues,” a Newsmax spokesperson stated on the report. 

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CBS Mornings Deletes Tweet Regarding Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

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The Twitter account to CBS Mornings was forced to delete a tweet last week calling Kyle Rittenhouse a “murderer.” 

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

The tweet read, “Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his own murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense.”

Last week, Rittenhouse testified that he was running to put out a fire when a man named Joseph Rosenbaum allegedly ambushed him.

Rittenhouse claimed one man, Joshua Ziminski, walked toward him with a pistol while Rosenbaum was closing in on his right side.

Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled to begin on Monday. 

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