OANN Booted From White House Briefings by Press Corps Association

One America News Network has been removed by the White House Correspondents Association from the rotation of press outlets granted seats at the daily White House coronavirus task force briefings after OANN reporter Chanel Rion allegedly violated in-house rules by twice showing up at the briefings without an assigned seat. The seating for the press has been limited due to CDC guidelines for social distancing because of the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Rion has attended the briefings as a guest of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Chanel Rion at Wednesday’s briefing, screen image via C-SPAN/Twitter.

CBS News White House reporter Paula Reid complained about Rion’s appearance at the briefing, “OANN reporter once again standing in back of WH Briefing in defiance of social distancing requirements set in place by @WHCA. OANN is in the rotation of reporters who get to attend briefings but seem to think they get to play by different rules & put safety at risk. #COVIDー19”

Statement by the WHCA:

OANN’s Alex Salvi, reported Rion has attended the briefings as a guest of Grisham.

Rion had a nasty note left on her desk in the White House basement earlier this month when she asked a question of President Trump that the press corps did not like.

Rion is on friendly terms with the Trumps. Earlier this month she posted photographs of herself with President Trump and Ivanka Trump at Mar-a-Lago and the Trump Hotel D.C.

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