Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Center for Disease Control, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH/NIAID, answers questions about the Zika virus during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP)

Banned OANN reporter returns to White House briefing after violating public health guidance

Chanel Rion banned for repeatedly refusing to follow social distancing guidelines



Matthew Chapman
April 3, 2020 11:30AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

rawlogo

One America News Network, a far-right news channel that consistently praises President Donald Trump, saw their key reporter Chanel Rion banned from the White House press briefing room by the White House Correspondents Association for repeatedly refusing to follow social distancing guidelines and showing up on days she wasn't in the rotation.

But according to correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, that hasn't stopped Rion from attending the press briefings — because White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham keeps inviting her back anyway.

Advertisement:

Trump, also not respecting the WHCA's ban, made it a point to take a question from her during the coronavirus press briefing on Thursday.


Matthew Chapman

MORE FROM Matthew Chapman


Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Oann White House Briefing Social Distancing

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •