March 18, 2023 | 19:51
CBS Los Angeles meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz collapsed mid-air Saturday morning.
A local Los Angeles meteorologist suddenly collapsed while on live television at a frightening moment Saturday morning.
The co-anchors of CBS Los Angeles meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz had just moved past her to deliver her 7 a.m. weather report when she appeared to turn white and leaned forward restlessly at her desk.
Schwartz tried to steady himself, but his eyes suddenly rolled back.
He slowly slumped forward until his head nearly hit the table.
His co-hosts, Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim, initially don’t seem to notice.
After a couple of seconds, Kim let out an “oh!” and Medina tells viewers “we’re going to take a short break right now.”
“Yeah,” Kim agreed, as the network cut to the commercial.
According to TMZ, the morning show did not return to a live segment.
Schwartz later posted on Facebook around 2:30 p.m. that she’s “going to be fine!” and thanked friends and viewers for the well wishes.
It’s unclear what caused her to pass out, however TMZ reported that Schwartz experienced a similar episode in 2014 while working at another network.
Schwartz vomited on set during a weather report and was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve as a result, according to the outlet.
“I want to thank [Schwarz’s] co-workers who took immediate action to comfort Alissa and called 911,” CBS Los Angeles vice president and news director Mike Dello Stritto told TMZ. “Alissa is being treated at the hospital right now. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. In the meantime, Alissa will be in our thoughts and we pray that she feels much better soon.”