KCAL-CBS Weather Woman Faints Live On Camera – Update

UPDATE, SUNDAY AFTERNOON: The KCAL news website has posted a message.

“We’ve heard from many people as well worried about Alissa’s well-being. We also want to thank those of you who reached out for your thoughts and prayers.”

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Carlson will be back on air “as soon as she’s well enough to return,” the station added.

UPDATE: Meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz posted on her Facebook page this afternoon. “Thanks for all the texts, calls, and well wishes. I am going to be ok!” She gave no further details.

EARLIER: KCAL meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz fainted Saturday morning during a live TV broadcast.

Schwartz was delivering the weather as part of the 7 AM updates when she was stricken. She began leaning forward, lost consciousness and slumped to the desk before she could even start her report.

There was a slight delay before the show cut to a commercial. There has since been no update on Carlson’s condition.

Carlson, a former Mrs. America contestant, has a heart condition. In 2014, during a weather report on another station, she vomited on set during a weather report. The ensuing tests discovered a leaky heart valve.

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