“The View” co-host Joy Behar asked executive producer Brian Teta how he was holding up after Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro’s false positive COVID-19 tests caused them to suddenly leave the show on September 24.
“I’m fine, it was just an unbelievable set of circumstances and we found out moments before we came back out on the air and in that moment all I could think of was that we had to keep hosts safe and we had to keep the vice president safe,” he told Behar. “She could not walk out no matter what and that led to some really awkward television that I’d like to have back if I could.”
“I really want to acknowledge and apologize to Sunny and Ana cuz 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, turned out not to be true later on,” Teta continued. “It was false positives, so it was unfortunate that mistakes were made, but I can happily say that we have very vigorous health and safety protocols that everyone is regularly tested and I’m just so relieved that you guys are healthy and everyone is healthy and nobody was ever in danger.” Clearly, Teta is glad to have this situation behind him.