Alissa Carlson, a meteorologist for CBS Los Angeles news team KCAL, appeared to lose consciousness during a live broadcast Saturday morning.
The incident occurred on top of the 7 am news program.
The live broadcast showed KCAL news anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim introducing the weather segment with the expectation of continued rain showers. But before they can finish their introduction, you can see Carlson’s eyes start to roll to the back of his head.
Carlson then sinks to the desk before falling to the ground, apparently losing consciousness.
Medina and Kim, clearly shocked, immediately cut to the commercial.
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KCAL reportedly never returned to its live news segment after the incident, instead airing pre-recorded and promotional programming before beginning its coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, according to TMZ.
CBS Los Angeles Vice President and News Director Mike Dello Stritto shared an update hours later, saying Carlson was being treated at the hospital.
No one has publicly commented on what might have caused Carlson to pass out. However, she suffered a similar incident during a 2014 live broadcast on a different station, where she vomited on set. She was later diagnosed with a leaky heart valve.
During an interview a few years after that incidentCarlson recalled doctors asking him if he ever thought about having a heart condition.
“I said, ‘Are you kidding? No, I’m too young for that and I’m very healthy,’” she recounted. “I was told that eventually the valve would probably have to be replaced. They didn’t know when it would wear out,” she added.
As of now, it is unclear whether or not Carlson’s heart condition played a role in Saturday’s incident.
However, he shared a update on facebookthanking everyone for the well wishes and promising that “it’s going to be okay.”