FOX NEWS FACING RESTRICTIONS AFTER POSSIBLE COVID-19 EXPOSURE
NEW YORK (AP) – Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier says his network is taking precautions after some on-air people were exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure happened last week when Fox News personnel traveled on a private plane to New York from Nashville, Tennessee, site of the final presidential debate. The New York Times, which first reported the story, says one person on that flight tested positive. The network sent a memo to staffers yesterday saying there had been “a few” positive coronavirus tests among employees – leading to their being quarantined. None of those infected were identified. Baier told a Fox radio host he will be doing his show from home this week – but tested negative three times.
DRUMMER FOR “TONIGHT SHOW” BAND SEEKS OUT KINDLY STRANGER
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – “Tonight Show” drummer Questlove wants to remember a kindness – even though it was done when he was just five years old. The Roots member has gone on Facebook and Instagram to try to track down a woman who bought him a turntable and some records. Ahmir Thompson says it happened in 1976 when he was traveling with his parents, who were musicians. While in Portland, Maine, he met a woman named “Ellie” – and talked her into buying him a stereo and a record collection. Questlove says among his musical requests were the Jackson 5 and “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka. He says when the woman dropped off the goods the following day, his parents were upset that he had talked to a stranger and got her to buy him stuff. But he says his benefactor begged his parents to go easy on him.
MAN WHO HELPED THWART TERRORIST ATTACK ON PARIS TRAIN RUNNING FOR CONGRESS
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Remember how in 2015 three friends teamed up to thwart a terrorist gun attack on a Paris-bound train? Alek Skarlatos was one of those men – and he hopes voters in Oregon remember his bravery enough – to put him in Congress. Skarlatos is running to represent Oregon’s 4th congressional district in the House of Representatives. It’s a long-shot. He’s facing Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio, who has served longer than any House member in Oregon’s history. The actions of Skarlatos and his friends were made into a movie by Clint Eastwood – in which all three men starred as themselves. They were also invited to the White House by President Barack Obama.
LT. COL. ALEXANDER S. VINDMAN WRITING BOOK
NEW YORK (AP) – One of the key figures in President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing is writing a book. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman is writing a memoir about his family’s journey, starting when they left the Soviet Union for the U.S. – and his eventually ending up on the world stage by taking on a sitting president. The former national security aide’s book is titled “Here, Right Matters: An American Story.” The publisher, Harper, says the book is due out in the spring.
“GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL” ANNOUNCER GETS AWARD FROM U.S. NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME
FRISCO, Texas (AP) – The soccer world knows him by his name, Andres Cantor. To those less-familiar with the sport, he’s known as the guy who shouts “Goooooaaal!” every time a player scores. Cantor will getting a big-time honor. He’s been named winner of the Colin Jose Media Award, given each year by the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Cantor will get the award at next year’s induction ceremony. Cantor turns 58 next month. He’s lead announcer for Telemundo Deportes and has worked the last eight men’s World Cups, the last two Women’s World Cups – and several Olympics going back to 1984.