NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC News medical reporter and Princeton resident Nancy Snyderman is apologizing for violating her quarantine for Ebola exposure, saying she failed to appreciate how frightened Americans were of the disease.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, File)

The veteran medical correspondent spoke with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show Wednesday before reporting on her first story in a month and a half, about women and depression. NBC had kept her off the air following an angry reaction to her leaving her house in Princeton when she had been asked to quarantine herself after she covered Ebola in Africa, where an NBC cameraman came down with the disease.

Snyderman told Lauer she was very sorry for scaring her New Jersey community and the country as a whole.

Snyderman said, "good people can make mistakes."

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