Matt Lauer on NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Ebola Quarantine Mess: ‘She Knows She Made a Mistake’ (Video)

Snyderman was caught breaking a voluntary Ebola quarantine, and Lauer thinks NBC handled the situation “honestly” and “transparently”

“Today Show” host Matt Lauer is in sync with every American who thinks NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman should not have broken her Ebola quarantine for food from a New Jersey restaurant.

“She’s already admitted she was wrong. I know she feels like it was a mistake and regrettable, and she’s back to quarantine which is where she should be,” Lauer told TMZ on Tuesday. “I think she knows she made a mistake.”

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Snyderman, the Chief Medical Editor at NBC news, is now under a mandatory quarantine, enforced by the Princeton Police Department and the Princeton Health Department.

As TheWrap previously reported, a cameraman Snyderman was working with in Africa tested positive for the deadly virus in early October.

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Before Snyderman was spotted outside a restaurant called Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., the quarantine was voluntary, which Lauer believes is appropriate depending “on the level of possible exposure.”

“As a health professional, I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused,” Snyderman said in a statement NBC released on Monday.

Lauer doubled as a network spokesman when the TMZ cameraman asked if he thought the network handled the controversy well

“I think we handled it honestly, and openly transparently. It was a mistake, and it won’t happen again,” Lauer said. “Please keep in mind that Nancy is not symptomatic, neither is anybody on her crew.”

Watch the interview with Lauer below: