CBS LA meteorologist faints during broadcast, pre-existing heart condition
A Los Angeles meteorologist passed out during a live TV broadcast this weekend — and there’s still no word on her condition after the camera captured the terrifying moment.
Alyssa Carlson Schwartz He’s been helping CBS LA affiliate KCAL launch the early Saturday morning newscast, leading the 7:00 a.m. with a weather report on how much precipitation will rain in Los Angeles this coming week. However, before she could even get into the report, she passed out.
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The video is absolutely terrifying…you see Carlson’s eyes roll to the back of her head, and she begins to lean forward at the desk she was at. In the end, it completely collapses.
As the two announcers noted at the beginning of the segment, Carlson was on standby with them – but it seems like she might have been in a different location… because they didn’t notice she passed out until a few moments later. They panicked and cut off the commercials.
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It’s been a few hours now… and still no official update on Carlson’s performance. KCAL never went back to live news report after that – the station chose to air several hours of promotional/pre-recorded programming… Now, they do coverage of the NCAA.
Here’s the thing… Carlson had previously had a similar incident years ago – she vomited during a weather report when she was on a different station – and as a result… she was diagnosed with a leaking heart valve. That was in 2014.
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It’s unclear if her previous diagnosis played any role in Saturday’s episode. We’ve reached out to KCAL for a statement…so far, no word. They haven’t addressed this at all yet.