US news reporter collapses during live broadcast, internet hit
A shocking video captured the moment a news anchor in the US collapsed during a live TV broadcast on Saturday. Alissa Carlson Schwartz — a CBS LA weatherwoman reportedly experienced a medical incident while preparing to give a morning weather report, according to Metro.
In videos that have surfaced online, the 42-year-old’s eyes rolled back before she fell forward and landed on the ground. Meanwhile, news anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim were seen introducing them to viewers, unaware of what’s happening at the other studio. When they realized she was collapsing, they paused in shock for a moment before going straight to a commercial break.
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CBS LA weather lady #AlissaCarlson collapses live on TV pic.twitter.com/mUlNEA2CDU
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The program did not return to a live segment after the hiatus, instead airing a pre-taped show, per TMZ.
Hours later, CBS Los Angeles Vice President and News Director Mike Dello Stritto updated TMZ on her health condition, saying, “Our colleague Alissa Carlson became ill this morning during our 7am newscast. I would like to thank her staff who took immediate action to comfort Alissa and call 911. Alissa is being treated at the hospital right now. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. In the meantime, we will be thinking of Alissa and praying that she gets much better soon.”
Ms. Schwartz had previously experienced a similar episode in 2014, when she vomited on set during a weather report and was diagnosed with a leaking heart valve as a result, according to the outlet.
Meanwhile, many Twitter users shared their concerns about the news host’s health and hoped she is doing well now. “So horrible, so scary,” one user said, while another commented, “I hope she’s okay and getting the best medical care.”
The news anchor later took to Instagarm Stories, assuring her viewers that she “will be fine.” “Thanks for all the messages, calls and well wishes,” she said. However, she gave no details as to what had led to the medical event.