KCAL News meteorologist recovers after passing out in midair

Alissa Carlson, a meteorologist for KCAL News, is recovering after passing out on air at the start of the Saturday morning weather forecast, the station reported.

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

“Thank you 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 station said: ‘We have also heard from many people who are concerned about Alissa’s well-being. We would also like to thank those of you who have solicited your thoughts and prayers.

Carlson would be back on the air “as soon as she is well enough to return,” the station added.

When Carlson was working as a weatherman for KGET-17 in Bakersfield, that station aired a story in which she described finding out she had a heart condition.

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

After vomiting during a 2014 newscast, Carlson learned she had a leaky heart valve, she said in report KGET-17. She has since worked as an attorney for the American Heart Association and the Circle of Red, which drives awareness of heart disease among women, the station reported.

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

Los Angeles Times

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