Gupta is one of the best known doctors in America this side of Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz.
When he’s not on TV, the 50-year-old Michigan native is an Emory professor and a practicing neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital.
He joined CNN in 2001 and has been a frequent commentator and host over various past pandemics and disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquakes.
The COVID-19 virus might be his biggest test yet as a broadcast journalist.
How is CNN management helping prevent him from getting over worked and possibly getting sick himself? I have reached out to CNN publicity but have not received a substantive on-the-record comment yet. I understand that everyone there is a wee bit busy. Though I have interviewed Gupta on occasion and met him a few times at events over the years, I do not have a direct contact.
So this isn’t much of a story beyond me saying that he is everywhere on CNN and I expect that to remain the case for many months ahead. I hope to write a long, deep profile on the man at some point soon.