Veteran US broadcaster Larry King ‘in hospital with Covid’

Veteran US broadcaster Larry King 'in hospital with Covid'
Larry King has won several awards for his reporting career, which spans over 60 years. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Veteran broadcaster Larry King has tested positive for Covid-19 and is being treated at a hospital in Los Angeles, US media report.

Sources close to his family said that he has been at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre for over a week.

In a career spanning over 6 decades, Larry King has multiple accolades, including two Peabody Awards and an Emmy.

In recent years, he has faced several health problems, including heart attacks.

Representatives for the 87-year-old have not publicly commented on his hospitalization, and details of his current condition are unclear.

CNN reported citing a source: “Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ.”

News of King’s hospitalization was first reported on 1 January by entertainment outlet Showbiz 411, which noted that the broadcaster was being treated in isolation and was unable to receive family visits.

He rose to fame in the 1970s with his radio programme The Larry King Show, on the commercial network Mutual Broadcasting System.

He was then the host of Larry King Live on CNN, between 1985 and 2010, holding interviews with a host of guests, including politicians, entertainment figures, athletes and conspiracy theorists.

Mr King also wrote a column for the USA Today newspaper for over 20 years.

Most recently, he hosted another programme, Larry King Now, on Hulu and RT, Russia’s state broadcaster.

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