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Tags: abc news | covid | safety | suspension | reporter

ABC News' Chief National Correspondent Suspended for COVID Violation

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Matt Gutman (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:06 PM EST

ABC News' chief national correspondent Matt Gutman has reportedly been suspended for violating a company policy on COVID-19 safety.

Deadline, citing an unnamed source, reported Gutman was suspended for violating safety rules after he went into a hospital for a story without getting permission from his supervisor beforehand.

It’s not clear how long the suspension will last.

Gutman, based in Los Angeles, has done extensive reporting on the COVID-19 crisis, reporting in early January on hospitals in that city struggling to care for the rising numbers of infected patients, Deadline reported.

The suspension isn’t Gutman's first, according to The Hill, which confirmed the reporter's suspension. 

In January 2020, ABC News temporarily suspended him for incorrectly reporting that four of Kobe Bryant's children were on the helicopter that crashed, killing the NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna along with seven others.

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ABC News' chief national correspondent Matt Gutman has reportedly been suspended for violating a company policy on COVID-19 safety. Deadline, citing an unnamed source...
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