UPDATE: Meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz posted on her Facebook page this afternoon. “Thanks for all the texts, calls and well wishes. I’ll be fine!” She did not give further details.
EARLIER: KCAL meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz passed out Saturday morning during a live TV broadcast.
Schwartz provided the weather report as part of the 7 a.m. updates when she was struck. She began to lean forward, lost consciousness, and slumped to the desk before she could even begin her report.
There was a slight delay before the show was cut down to a commercial. There has been no update on Carlson’s condition since then.
Carlson, a former Mrs. America contestant, has a heart condition. In 2014, she vomited during a weather report on another station on set during a weather report. Subsequent tests discovered a leaky heart valve.