Kim Kardashian recently attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with a reported 2,500 guests. The event is now being called a COVID super spreader after several reporters and news executives tested positive for the virus. One of those people was sitting right next to Kim K.

Kardashian revealed that she has already had COVID in the past. Khloe Kardashian and her daughter True also suffered through a bout of the illness. Kim has now been exposed again after ABC News chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl tested positive for COVID.

Photos from the event show that Karl was seated next to Kim Kardashian. At one point, he even interacted with President Joe Biden. Thus far no positive tests have been announced among the two.

Politico reported that Karl tested positive for the virus on Monday night. That was after a negative test on Saturday. Thus far he has shown no symptoms, but contact tracing is underway just in case.


The dinner required same-day testing for everyone who attended as well as proof of vaccination. Karl was further tested by White House staff before he took the stage as an added precaution. Other events surrounding the Correspondents’ Dinner did not have such stringent protocols in place.

We will have to wait and see if Kim Kardashian ends up catching COVID. Several of those who attended have already tested positive. In a world growing weary of restrictions and COVID protocols, many have let their guard down. Hopefully, Kim didn’t pick up the virus at last week’s event.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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