CBS LA’s KCAL News
Meteorologist passes out on live TV…
Previous heart condition
3/18/2023 10:38 AM PT
A Los Angeles-based meteorologist fainted during a live TV broadcast over the weekend — and there’s still no word on her condition after the terrifying moment was caught on camera.
Alyssa Carlson Schwartz helped CBS LA’s KCAL team start the newscast early Saturday morning, leading the 7:00 AM hour with a forecast of incoming rain for LA next week. But before she could even get into her report, she lost consciousness.
The video is absolutely horrifying … you see Carlson’s eyes roll to the back of her head and she starts leaning forward on the desk she was standing at. Eventually, she collapses completely.
As the two anchors noted at the beginning of the episode, Carlson was on set with them — but it looks like she might have been somewhere else … because they didn’t seem to notice that she passed out, before a few moments later. They panicked and went commercial.
It’s been a while now and there’s still no official update on how Carlson is doing. KCAL never returned to a live news report after this — the station opted to air pre-recorded/promotional programming for several hours. Currently they cover the NCAA.
Here’s the thing … Carlson had previously experienced a similar episode years ago – throwing up on set during a weather report when she was at another station – and as a result … she was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve. That was back in 2014.
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 back. So far they have not addressed that at all.
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