Meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz of CBS Los Angeles passed out during a live broadcast on Saturday morning. The incident was caught on camera and the video was shared by TMZ. She later took to her Instagram Story to thank everyone for their messages and assure them that she was going to be ok.
Carlson Schwartz has been a meteorologist for more than 20 years. She is an award-winning meteorologist and former Mrs. California. She was seconds into the 7 a.m. KCAL News broadcast with co-anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim when her eyes rolled back and she fell to the ground.
Carlson Schwartz has a history of health scares. In 2014, she was diagnosed with a leaky valve after she threw up during a broadcast at another station. She and her husband, attorney Neil Schwartz, adopted a healthier lifestyle and welcomed a daughter named Aris. When their baby was 9 months old, Carlson Schwartz returned to the hospital after experiencing more chest pains.
“It comes back that the valve had actually started to repair itself. The stem cells from my baby had started to heal my heart,” explained Carlson Schwartz then, while getting choked up.
It turns out that the stem cells from her baby had started to heal her heart. Carlson Schwartz served as the American Heart Association’s “Circle of Red” Chairman from 2017-2019, and she was crowned Mrs. California in 2018.
Carlson Schwartz has used her story to help raise awareness of heart health. She has spoken at many events and has urged people to get check-ups and to live a healthier lifestyle. She also regularly posts health tips to her Instagram and encourages others to stay informed and be prepared.
Although the cause of her fainting spell is still unknown, Carlson Schwartz has requested that people keep her in their thoughts and prayers. She is thankful for the support and well-wishes she has received and is looking forward to getting back on the air soon.