Atlanta’s Sanjay Gupta hosts new CNN Coronavirus podcast, Thursday town hall

Originally posted Thursday, March 5, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, CNN’s Atlanta-based chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta has become a fixture on the cable network airwaves. 

This past Saturday, he launched a podcast focused on the outbreak and will be hosting a town hall on the subject on CNN today (Thursday, March 5) at 10 p.m. with Anderson Cooper.

The town hall, according to CNN, will focus on the facts, what the current domestic and international situations are and what viewers should and should not do to prevent the virus from spreading. The experts will take questions from the studio audience and from viewers. Patients who have had the illness will provide insight via satellite. 

The podcast, available here, has released three full episodes so far, describing what the virus actually is, the efficacy of face masks and how coronavirus testing works.

Each episode is between five to nine minutes long. 

The 50-year-old practicing neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital has been with CNN since 2001, joining the network soon after 9/11. 

He is arguably the most prominent personality on CNN based in Atlanta. 

ABC is also airing a two-hour “20/20” special Friday focused on the virus starting at 9 p.m.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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