- KCAL-CBS News meteorologist Alissa Carlson collapsed live on TV during a broadcast.
- She is now recovering and has posted on social media to thank her supporters and assure them that she will be fine.
KCAL News Meteorologist Alissa Carlson collapsed live on TV
Alissa Carlson, KCAL meteorologist, passed out during a live television broadcast on Saturday morning. News anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim presented the weather segment, which was to feature continuous rain showers.
But, Carlson’s eyes started to roll back before he could finish. She then collapsed on the desk and fell to the ground, seemingly losing consciousness.
KCAL did not resume its live news segment after the incident and instead aired pre-recorded and promotional programs before switching to its coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
She has heart disease
Carlson suffers from heart disease. She would have a leaky heart valve. In 2014, she threw up on set during a weather report on another station. After the incident, they discovered a leaking heart valve.
A few years after the incident, she spoke about it in an interview. The news anchor recalled being asked by doctors if she thought she had a heart problem:
“I said, ‘Are you kidding me? No, I’m way too young for that and I’m very healthy.
“They told me that eventually the valve would probably need to be replaced. They didn’t know when it would wear out.
It has not been revealed if this played a role in his recent fainting.
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Update on Alissa Carlson – She is fine
CBS News released a statement after the incident and revealed that they helped and comforted her while waiting for help to arrive.
They also said she was now recovering in a hospital.
Alissa thanked her supporters via a social media post:
“Thank you for all the texts, calls and good wishes. I’ll be fine!”
CBS also said she will be back with her weather team on KCAL News as soon as she is fully recovered.
Short biography of Alissa Carlson
Alissa Carlson is a weather reporter at KGET-TV. She comes from Illinois, where she grew up on a farm.
Let’s talk about her education, having completed her studies at Illinois State University and Mississippi State University, where she earned a broadcast meteorology certification. Subsequently, she moved to Bakersfield in 2007 to pursue her career in news.
Her mother was a journalist, and during her university years she became one of the youngest television presenters in the country. She worked in Quad Cities, Greenville (North Carolina) and Jacksonville (Florida) before settling in Bakersfield.
His work has been recognized by the National Weather Association with a stamp of approval and the Associated Press, which awarded him the Mark Twain Award for Best Weather Report in 2010.
Apart from her professional achievements, Carlson also won the title of Ms. Bakersfield in 2017. The following year, she competed in Ms. California and entered the top 15 in Ms. America.
She is a married woman. Her husband is a lawyer named Neil Schwartz. Together they have a daughter.
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