Detroit Anchor Got Covid-19 After She ‘Invited the Virus Over to My House’

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WDIV traffic reporter Kim DeGiulio let her guard down—and contracted the coronavirus because of it.

“It just took one person. I invited the virus over to my house. I drank wine with the virus,” DeGiulio said on the Detroit station this morning.

DeGiulio said she had a friend over for dinner outside. The friend didn’t have symptoms when she visited—but the next day, the woman tested positive for Covid-19.


“I got the phone call from her, and it was like really scary actually learning I had been exposed to somebody who had it. Then I just kind of knew I’m about to get it because we were together way too long,” she said. “We weren’t social distancing, we weren’t wearing masks.”

DeGiulio got sick a few days later and so did her husband.

“I’m just so grateful that I got through it and it was fairly easy for me. I think the moral of the story here is that you can think you’re doing the right thing, but it only takes one person.”

Earlier this year, DeGiulio’s co-worker—WDIV morning anchor Evrod Cassimy—got Covid-19, and had a terrible experience recovering from the virus.

You can read more about DeGiulio’s story here.