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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:11 AM

NBC News employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus

(NBC News) A longtime employee of NBC News died Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in an email to staff members.

Larry Edgeworth, who worked in an equipment room at NBC News' 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York, also suffered from other health issues, according to his wife, Crystal.

"As we have heard from medical professionals, those with underlying health concerns are sadly the most vulnerable," Lack wrote Friday morning.

Edgeworth previously spent 25 years at NBC News working as an audio technician, during which he was well-known to many network correspondents with whom he traveled around the world.

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At least two other NBC News employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, prompting network officials to require most staffers at offices and bureaus across the country to work from home.

After an employee of the 3rd hour of "TODAY" tested positive, hosts Craig Melvin and Al Roker began broadcasting from home as a precaution. Guthrie also began co-anchoring from home.

Other NBC workers who came into contact with the employee were being asked to self-isolate.

"We are fully supporting our colleague, who is experiencing mild symptoms and receiving medical care, and I know you join me in sending our very best for a quick recovery,'' NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said in a statement Monday.

On Thursday night, Oppenheim said a Nightly News staffer based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza also tested positive. The employee has been working from home since March 13, when symptoms began.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nbc-news-employee-dies-after-testing-positive-coronavirus-n1164696

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marble falls Mar 20 #1
Totally Tunsie Mar 20 #2
marble falls Mar 20 #3
Totally Tunsie Mar 20 #4
marble falls Mar 20 #6
Roland99 Mar 20 #5
crickets Mar 20 #7
nolabear Mar 20 #8

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:27 AM

1. Isn't it disgusting how far a fake news outlet will go to promote their false narrative on CoVid ...

just channeling the Orange Shitgibbon for a response to this sad announcement.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:30 AM

2. IKR? NBC is just trying to make Chump look bad.

FAKE NEWS!!
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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:41 AM

3. And that poor guy, did he even really exist? Crisis actor!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:44 AM

4. More TP for us!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:08 PM

6. AND we don't take any responsibility!

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:04 PM

5. :(

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:32 PM

7. How awful. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Meanwhile, his co-workers just got a honking huge wake-up call. Real news about what is going on, and some accountability for all the "for the ratings!" crap that trump* has been getting away with needs to dealt with NOW.

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:34 PM

8. Is this the person who Melvin and Roker were exposed to? Poor man.

Those two are in self quarantine after being exposed to someone. Ach, poor man. While that Bastard in the WH is excoriating NBC he might spare a moment...Nah. That requires a soul.

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