Top executives at NBC News are reportedly divided on the return of Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the network’s chief medical correspondent, who is slated to return this month after entering a 21-day Ebola quarantine period, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
The division over how to handle Snyderman’s return to the air stems from her decision to violate the quarantine, the Post notes. As previously reported, she came under fire for making a “secret run” to a restaurant in New Jersey while she was supposed to be in quarantine.
NBC executives are said to be discussing whether her credibility is too damaged for her to continue to serve as a medical authority, the Post reports. The network had previously said Snyderman would return in November following the quarantine and after taking some time to be with her family.
Her Ebola quarantine ended about two weeks ago. A source at the network is quoted saying some senior managers at NBC News feel she should be fired while others are saying the network should support her after it sent her to Liberia on assignment.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman