Gayle King tested positive for COVID AFTER hosting CBS Mornings alongside her colleagues

Gayle King had to be ‘asked to leave’ the CBS studios Monday morning after testing positive for COVID – but she continued talking to her unmasked colleagues, having already hosted the morning show alongside her co-hosts.

The 68-year-old talk show host shared the news of her positive test result in an Instagram video, which was recorded in the lobby of the CBS building.

In the clip, the CBS Mornings anchor can be seen wearing two face masks as she talks to the camera about her diagnosis, admitting she was asked to immediately leave the building and self-quarantine at home.

But despite being told to leave the venue, Gayle continued walking around the studios filming herself talking about the test results, before speaking to one of her unmasked co-anchors.

“The thing I feared has finally happened. I just tested positive for – I got the ‘rona’ she says in the video. ‘They did a test, and we’re going to do one more just to be sure, but in the meantime, they asked me to leave the building and go home.’

Gayle King announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 after hosting CBS Mornings alongside her peers

The talk show host was asked to 'leave the building' immediately, but stopped to chat with her unmasked co-workers on her way out.

The talk show host was asked to 'leave the building' immediately, but stopped to chat with her unmasked co-workers on her way out.

The talk show host was asked to ‘leave the building’ immediately, but stopped to chat with her unmasked co-workers on her way out.

The talk show host (pictured during Monday's show), 68, shared the news via an Instagram video, which was taken in the lobby of the CBS building.

The talk show host (pictured during Monday’s show), 68, shared the news via an Instagram video, which was taken in the lobby of the CBS building.

Over the course of the 35-second video, the journalist chatted with several members of the CBS staff, and at one point, she even greeted fellow anchor Nate Burleson, 40, who was not wearing a mask.

The clip showed her wearing two masks as she spoke to the camera about her diagnosis, revealing that she had been asked to leave the premises and quarantine at home.

The clip showed her wearing two masks as she spoke to the camera about her diagnosis, revealing that she had been asked to leave the premises and quarantine at home.

“Hi Gayle,” he told her as he walked over to her without wearing a face covering. “Are you okay?”

Someone behind the camera quickly said, ‘You shouldn’t – keep walking Nate, you don’t have a mask.’

A CBS employee then asked King to leave the studio, to which she replied, ‘I’m leaving. I’m leaving.’

She added, ‘[It] It finally happened to me, I’m doubly vaccinated and boosted. You’ll understand’, before ending the video.

“My turn…”, she wrote in the post’s caption.

King hosted the Monday morning episode of the CBS talk show before discovering she had the virus, during which she joined Burleson, Tony Dokoupil and Vladimir Duthiers as they discussed Duthiers’ band Sound on Tape.

In a second video, King added: “It feels like I have to come to terms with reality. I did three PCR tests, all positive. So I got home and took a home test – two lines, which means it’s positive.

Over the course of the 35-second video, the journalist chatted with several members of the CBS staff and, at one point, even greeted fellow anchor Nate Burleson, 40, who was not wearing a mask.

Over the course of the 35-second video, the journalist chatted with several members of the CBS staff and, at one point, even greeted fellow anchor Nate Burleson, 40, who was not wearing a mask.

A CBS employee then asked King to leave the studio, to which she replied, 'I'm leaving.  I'm leaving'

A CBS employee then asked King to leave the studio, to which she replied, ‘I’m leaving. I’m leaving’

King hosted the Monday morning episode of the CBS talk show before discovering she had the virus, during which she was joined by Burleson, Tony Dokoupil and Vladimir Duthiers.

King hosted the Monday morning episode of the CBS talk show before discovering she had the virus, during which she was joined by Burleson, Tony Dokoupil and Vladimir Duthiers.

‘It’s not good. I’ve had four tests that all say positive. I was hoping it was a false alarm, because I’ve had two of these before.

In a second video, King explained that she developed a 'mild cold' over the weekend - which she said didn't make her 'very worried' as she has had it before.

In a second video, King explained that she developed a ‘mild cold’ over the weekend – which she said didn’t make her ‘very worried’ as she has had it before.

King explained that she is tested ‘all the time’ on CBS and that she tested negative on Friday.

However, after developing a “mild cold” over the weekend – which she said didn’t make her “too worried” as she’s had it before – she took a test on Monday and came back positive.

It’s unclear where she caught the virus, but last week, the mother of two went for an extracorporeal pulse activation therapy appointment with Doctor Nad Far Lev, which she shared on her Instagram.

She also attended Katy Perry’s show in Las Vegas, Nevada, a week before her positive test, posting some behind-the-scenes photos with the singer.

“I’m trying to think about where I’ve been and what I’ve done, and now nothing really comes to mind,” she added in the video.

‘But I can say that ‘rona has finally caught up with me and I’ve been trying really hard to try and avoid it. But I’m so glad I was doubly boosted and doubly vaccinated.

“And let’s just hope my symptoms remain mild, because right now, it really does feel like a cold – a mild cold.”

But she revealed that she had four PCR tests and a home test on Monday, and they all came back positive.

But she revealed that she had four PCR tests and a home test on Monday, and they all came back positive.

King revealed her symptoms were mild, explaining that it still looked like she had a 'mild cold', adding, 'I'm so glad I was double-boosted and vaccinated twice'.

King revealed her symptoms were mild, explaining that it still looked like she had a 'mild cold', adding, 'I'm so glad I was double-boosted and vaccinated twice'.

King revealed her symptoms were mild, explaining that it still looked like she had a ‘mild cold’, adding, ‘I’m so glad I was double-boosted and vaccinated twice’.

It's unclear where she got the virus from, but last week, the mother of two went for an extracorporeal pulse activation therapy appointment, which she shared on her Instagram.

It’s unclear where she got the virus from, but last week, the mother of two went for an extracorporeal pulse activation therapy appointment, which she shared on her Instagram.

She also attended Katy Perry's show in Las Vegas, Nevada, a week before her positive test, posting some behind-the-scenes photos with the singer.

She also attended Katy Perry’s show in Las Vegas, Nevada, a week before her positive test, posting some behind-the-scenes photos with the singer.

His diagnosis comes four months after King suffered a COVID-19 scare when he received a false positive test.

In February, King announced that she had to perform the show in the back of a van outside the studio after she tested positive for the disease, adding at the time that she was completely stunned – as she is ‘very careful’.

The reporter said she fell to the ground when she tested positive, revealing she had to ‘literally be picked up’ from the ground by CBS executive producer Shawna Thomas.

However, the 68-year-old revealed that she went on to receive ‘multiple’ negative tests and was still leaving on her ‘long-planned’ vacation to Los Angeles, California the next day.

She said she decided to film from a van outside, out of ‘excessive caution’.

His diagnosis comes four months after King suffered a COVID-19 scare when he received a false positive test in February.  She is pictured on fright day

His diagnosis comes four months after King suffered a COVID-19 scare when he received a false positive test in February. She is pictured on fright day

At the time, King announced that he would have to host the show in the back of a van after testing positive for the disease, but revealed that he later received 'multiple' negative tests.

At the time, King announced that he would have to host the show in the back of a van after testing positive for the disease, but revealed that he later received ‘multiple’ negative tests.

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