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The View executive producer apologizes for pulling Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro live on air after what turned out to be false positive COVID tests

  • Since Friday's episode, it has been determined through extensive testing that Hostin and Navarro had false positives when they were pulled from the show live on Friday, before Vice President Kamala Harris was set to appear on the show. On today's show, executive producer Brian Teta apologized for the way the situation was handled. “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, according to The Wrap. “So it was unfortunate that mistakes were made.” Teta added that the circumstances in the moment were just so “unbelievable” that the immediate reaction was to act quickly and directly. “In that moment, all I could think of was that we had to keep the hosts safe, and we had to keep the vice president safe. She could not walk out, no matter what,” Teta said. “And that led to some really awkward television that I’d like to have back, if I could.” Meanwhile, Hostin teared up on air as she described the fallout from the false positive test and its impact on her family. “There were real-life ramifications when things like that happen," said Hostin. "My husband is a surgeon, he was in the operating room and had to be pulled out of the operating room, because God forbid he’s operating on someone and he’s Covid positive. My child’s school had to be notified, and she had to be pulled out. My parents had to be rushed to be tested and my son was notified at school as well.”

    TOPICS: The View, ABC, Ana Navarro, Brian Teta , Sunny Hostin, Coronavirus, Daytime TV