March 18, 2023 | 7:51 p.m.
Alissa Carlson Schwartz, the CBS Los Angeles meteorologist, collapsed on air Saturday morning.
A local Los Angeles weatherman suddenly collapsed while on live television in a terrifying moment on Saturday morning.
The co-anchors of CBS Los Angeles weatherman Alissa Carlson Schwartz had just cut her off to deliver her 7 a.m. weather report when she appeared to go white and lean forward badly comfortable on his desk.
Schwartz tried to steady himself but suddenly his eyes rolled to the back of his head.
She slowly sagged forward until her head almost touched the table.
His co-presenters, Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim, initially don’t seem to notice.
After a few seconds, Kim let out an “oh!” and Medina tells viewers “we’re going to take a little break now”.
“Yeah,” agreed Kim, as the network moved on to commercial.
According to TMZ, the morning show did not revert to a live segment.
Schwartz then posted on Facebook around 2:30 p.m. that she’s “going to be fine!” and thanked friends and viewers for the good wishes.
It’s unclear what caused her to pass out, however, TMZ reported that Schwartz experienced a similar episode in 2014 while working on another network.
Schwartz vomited on set during a weather report and, as a result, was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve, according to the outlet.
“I want to thank[Schwarz’s]colleagues who took immediate action to comfort Alissa and call 911,” CBS Los Angeles vice president and news director Mike Dello Stritto told TMZ. “Alissa is currently being treated in hospital. Hopefully we will know more shortly. In the meantime, Alissa will be in our thoughts and we pray that she feels much better soon.