A CBS Los Angeles KCAL meteorologist collapsed and fainted during a morning newscast, and it was a harrowing moment of live television.
KCAL News Meteorologist Alissa Carlson was about to start her weather forecast this morning, when she fainted, CBS Los Angeles said in an update on Saturday. Our team jumped in to help and comfort her while waiting for medical help to arrive. In a video of the Saturday morning newscast, co-anchors Rachel Kim and Nichelle Medina tossed to Carlson for an update on weather.
Let's start with a check of the weather with meteorologist Alyssa Carlson. As Medina continues to talk, viewers see Carlson's eyes roll into the back of her head before she slumps over and collapses.
Kim let out a worried Oh before Medina says they are going to go to break.
After the incident, KCAL posted to Twitter that Carlson is now resting and recovering. Carlson posted on Facebook thanking people for all the texts, calls, and well wishes. Carlson, the news station, and Carlson didn't reveal anything about Carlson's death.
KCAL said the meteorologist will be back to work as soon as she is well enough to return.