Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the veteran TV-news medical correspondent who was caught violating the terms of as self-imposed quarantine after being potentially exposed to the Ebola virus last year,, said she would step down from her job at NBC News.
"Covering the Ebola epidemic last fall in Liberia, and then becoming part of the story upon my return to the U.S., contributed to my decision that now is the time to return to academic medicine," Snyderman said in a statement provided by NBC News.
Snyderman has been back on the air since December. She took a break from NBC News after she was spotted in New Jersey in October violating the terms of a self-imposed quarantine, a precaution she and other staffers took in the wake of an NBC News freelance cameraman contracting the disease while Snyderman and a team were covering its outbreak in Liberia.
Her departure comes as the result of a "mutual decision" between the journalist and NBC News executives, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person characterized the relationship between Snyderman and NBC News as having grown strained since her return to the network.
Snyderman indicated she would be moving to "a faculty position at a major U.S. medical school," and would work "to communicate medicine and science to our viewers and citizens, especially in times of crisis."
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