Chief medical correspondent, CNN
As one of the most recognizable and respected faces in the medical community, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been addressing COVID-19 since the beginning. The neurosurgeon has used his platform to hold global town halls alongside journalist Anderson Cooper, answering questions from around the country and around the world. He also started the podcast Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction to help dispel the myths surrounding the virus.
And when it came time to reopen schools, Gupta released a video describing one of the toughest decisions he’s ever had to make as a father: whether to send his children to school or keep them at home. Ultimately, he followed the science and detailed why he was keeping his children home. While not everyone agreed with his choice, the heartfelt video summed up the discussions many parents were having and went viral, being picked up by multiple news networks and websites.