Fox News “shares ways” with host Heather Childers who visibly went to work sick at the onset of the pandemic
Fox News ‘shares roads’ with host Heather Childers who went to work ‘visibly ill’ during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, triggering a network outbreak fear
- Heather Childers stood aside after hosting Fox & Friends First on March 18
- Fox executives were “angry that she was coming to work visibly ill,” CNN said
- The next morning she went back to work, which would be her last day
- In the weeks that followed, she publicly lobbied for her return to the air on Twitter
- Childers tweeted Trump several times asking, “Can I get back to work?”
Fox News said goodbye to one of her hosts early in the morning after she apparently caused a coronavirus anxiety to her colleagues after she started working visibly at the onset of the pandemic.
Heather Childers, who has been with Fox since 2012, was sidelined by the network after hosting Fox & Friends First on March 18 while feeling unwell, CNN reported.
Childers went back to work the next morning to host again, but that would prove to be her last air show.
Earlier this week, after Childers removed all references to Fox News from her social media accounts, a spokesperson confirmed her departure.
Fox News and Heather Childers broke up. We wish her all the best, “said the spokesperson.
Heather Childers, who has been with Fox since 2012, was sidelined by the network after hosting Fox & Friends First on March 18 (above) feeling unwell
The fear that Childrers caused was strongly criticized by Fox News because many of the major stars were able to downplay the severity of COVID-19 on-air during the major periods of February and March, when the virus first became available in the United States. tormented. .
Fox & Friends hosts often sided with President Trump’s claims that the virus was under control and would somehow just disappear.
However, the network’s tone changed significantly on March 16, when New York City and other major metro areas stalled. Fox executives established plans for working from home and limited the number of people allowed at the network headquarters.
Childers was responsible for hosting the 4am Fox and Friends First back then, the network’s first live show of the day.
Sources told CNN that Childers came to work on March 18 and was “noticeably” ill, both on camera and outside, which caused concern to her colleague who was still entering the building to work.
Childers visited a doctor after they hosted the segment and took to Twitter to say she was fine. The next day she went back to work.
Fox executives, however, were “ upset that she came to work visibly ill, ” a source told CNN. She was then put on the bench from March 20.
Childers (entering the Trump Tower above in December) regularly shared expressions of support from fans and directly tweeted President Trump asking ‘Can I get back to work?’
Childers went back to work the next morning on March 18 to host again, but that would prove to be her last air show.
In the days and weeks that followed, Childers repeatedly took to Twitter to publicly lobby the network to get her back on the air.
In a tweet dated March 31, she admitted to “coughing and sneezing in the air,” saying she “never went to work sick.” She also repeatedly noted that she had tested negative for coronavirus and sent those results to her superiors.
On April 6, she tweeted that she had tested negative twice and said Fox’s management left her in the dark about when she could get back to work. She regularly shared statements of support from fans and directly tweeted President Trump pleading for her case.
“I’d love to get back to work @realDonaldTrump,” she tweeted on April 9, “but the antibody tests are only positive if you’ve had the virus. I have had TWO negative COVID19 test results and no symptoms … Can I go back to work? ‘
She directly tweeted the president again ten days later and urged him, “Please get us back to work.”
But her superiors’ answer seemed to be a resounding no. And earlier this month, after she no longer joined the network, she removed all Fox News references from her social media profiles and instead started tweeting articles from Fox’s right-wing competitors.