KCAL News meteorologist recovering after fainting on air

Alissa Carlson, a meteorologist for KCAL News, is recovering after fainting at the start of a morning weather forecast on Saturday, the channel reported.

As the morning anchors turned on Carlson, she leaned forward and collapsed.

“Thanks for all the texts, calls and well wishes,” Carlson later wrote on Instagram. “I’m doing well!”

In an update on the KCAL News website, the broadcaster said: “We have heard from many people who are also concerned about Alissa’s wellbeing. We also want to thank those of you who have catered to your thoughts and prayers.”

Carlson would return to the air “as soon as she is well enough to return,” the network added.

When Carlson was working as a meteorologist for KGET-17 in Bakersfield, that station aired a report describing how she found out she had a heart condition.

It was unclear if the condition was a factor in Saturday’s health scare.

After throwing up during a newscast in 2014, Carlson learned she had a leaking heart valve, she said in the KGET-17 report. She has since worked as an advocate for the American Heart Association and the Circle of Red, which work to raise awareness of heart disease in women, the channel reported.

“I feel like I owe it to people, everyone and God to give back and spread this story and help people realize you may have something you didn’t even know you had” , she said.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-03-19/kcal-news-meteorologist-recovering-after-fainting-on-air KCAL News meteorologist recovering after fainting on air

Alley Einstein

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