Nancy Snyderman is stepping down from her position as chief medical editor at NBC News, the network announced in a release Thursday.
Last year, Snyderman took a break from her job at the suggestion of her network after she “violated a self-imposed quarantine after being potentially exposed to Ebola in Liberia,” according to The New York Times. She subsequently apologized for breaking the quarantine. After she got back from reporting in Liberia, Snyderman and her crew “were spotted getting takeout food from a New Jersey restaurant,” according to The Huffington Post.
In the statement from the network, Snyderman attributed her departure partially to her experience covering the Ebola epidemic “and then becoming part of the story” when she got back from her assignment:
I stepped out of the OR a few years ago and it is now time for me to return to my roots, so I am stepping down from my position as Chief Medical Editor at NBC News.