CBS LA’s KCAL News
A meteorologist fainted on live TV…
Preexisting Heart Condition
03/18/2023 10:38 AM PT
A Los Angeles-based meteorologist fainted during a live TV broadcast this weekend — and there’s still no word on his condition after the terrifying moment was caught on camera.
Alyssa Carlson Schwartz CBS LA’s KCAL team was helping kick off the early Saturday morning newscast by leading the 7:00 AM slot with a weather report on upcoming rain for LA next week. However, he lost consciousness before he could enter his report.
The video is absolutely horrifying… you see Carlson’s eyes roll into the back of his head and he starts to lean into the table he’s sitting on. Finally, he collapses completely.
As the two anchors pointed out at the beginning of the segment, Carlson was on set with them, but it looks like he could have been somewhere else… a few minutes later. They panicked and cut the ad.
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Some time has passed and there is still no official word on Carlson’s condition. After that, KCAL never returned to live news reporting – the station preferred to air pre-recorded/promotional programming for several hours. They currently cover the NCAA.
Here’s the thing…Carlson had a similar episode years ago — he threw up on set during a weather report while at another station — and as a result…he was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve. This was in 2014.
It’s unclear if his previous diagnosis played any role in Saturday’s episode. We’ve reached out to KCAL for a statement…so far no word back. They have not addressed this issue at all so far.
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