Hannah Storm Returns to Work After Accident
Hannah Storm | Photo Credits: Charles Norfleet/Getty Images
ESPN's Hannah Storm will ring in 2013 on the airwaves.
Storm will return to television on New Year's Day to host ABC's Rose Bowl telecast, three weeks after she was seriously injured in an accident involving a propane gas grill at her home, The Associated Press reports.
The anchor suffered first- and second-degree burns on her chest, hands, face and neck, and lost about half her hair as well as her eyebrows and eyelashes in the explosion, which occurred as she was making dinner outside her home in Connecticut in mid-December, according to the report.
"A wall of fire came at me," she told the AP. "It was like you see in a movie. It happened in a split-second."
Tuesday will mark Storm's fifth time broadcasting the Rose Bowl.
"More than anything, I feel gratitude,'' she told the AP. ''Something like this really makes you appreciate everything you have, even the chance to wake up on New Year's Day and do your job.''