5 things about the person who dropped the anchor unconscious on the waves – Hollywood Life
- Alissa Carlson is a meteorologist in Los Angeles
- She recently embarked on an intense weight loss journey as a health coach
- The host lost consciousness during the live broadcast
In the terrifying moment captured on camera, Alissa Carlson passed out as she was about to give the morning weather report during a live broadcast for CBS LA’s KCAL. The case quickly went viral on March 18, as followers waited to learn about Alissa’s condition. It’s been a few hours before CBS Los Angeles Vice President and Chief News Officer Mike Dello Stritto shared an update, revealing Alissa is being treated at a local hospital. Learn more about Alissa and the incident, below.
What happened in the air?
Live feed opened with KCAL news anchors Nichelle Medina And Rachel Kim lament the rainy LA weather and hope for sunny skies. As they were about to wrap up the lead and pass the segment on to Alissa, something went wrong. Alissa was on camera when her eyes rolled back, she collapsed on the table and fell to the floor. Nichelle and Rachel looked shocked and confused when the feed switched to a March Madness ad.
Alissa .’s health updates
A few hours after the incident, Alissa came to see her Facebook to give the first update on her condition, and it’s a positive one. In extra-large font, she wrote, “Thanks for all the messages, calls, and well wishes. I will be fine!”
Immediately after the Facebook message, Stritto released a statement with TMZ. “Our colleague Alissa Carlson fell ill on the news at 7am this morning. I would like to thank her colleagues who immediately comforted Alissa and called 911. Alissa is currently receiving treatment at the hospital. Hopefully we will know more shortly,” he said. “In the meantime, Alissa will always be in our thoughts and we are praying for her to feel better soon.”
Alissa suffered the same situation 9 years ago
Unfortunately, Alissa had health problems during another live broadcast while she was working at another news station in 2014, each TMZ. The meteorologist suffered from severe nausea and vomiting while on air. As a result, she was diagnosed with a regurgitation of the heart valve.
In one interview four years later, Alissa said she was surprised when she was diagnosed with the disease at a young age. “I said, ‘Are you kidding me? No, I’m too young to do that and I’m very healthy,'” Alissa recalled her reaction. “They told me that eventually the valve would have to be replaced. They don’t know when it will end.”
It is unclear whether Saturday’s incident is related to heart disease.
She is also a health coach
Alissa is also a health coach, according to her Instagram. “What do I do as a health coach? I change my life!” she wrote on a New Year’s post with a video of her clients. “These are just some of my clients who decided to lose weight and get healthy in 2022! Will you be next?!” she added.
She also embarked on an accelerated weight loss journey herself and revealed the results via Instagram (above). “One day someone asked me about my converted photos and I really didn’t want to show them,” she wrote along with the incredible before and after photos. “It’s not like I had to lose a lot of weight before starting this health program. Those were memories of feeling trapped in a body I didn’t feel comfortable with. From feeling sloppy to fat, to having no energy, to feeling self-conscious in my clothes, I knew something had to change.”
Alissa is a proud cheerleader
From the looks of it on social media, Alissa is living a happy life with her husband and daughter! “Meet my handsome shoe shiner and husband Neil Schwartz!” she wrote next to a “photo from his single days” on Instagram. In another sweetness parcelAlissa talks about their daughter and her amazing cheerleading skills, saying “Hard work pays off.”
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