TV reporter Brooke Graham passed out while doing a live field report about how to learn cross-country skiing. She managed to recover, however, and continued the interview with good-natured aplomb. See embed above.
Graham, a reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, was conducting the interview from nearby Mountaindale golf course, when she fall backward into the snow on Saturday. The show must go on, as they say, and Graham came to and pressed forward with the interview while she was on the ground. Apparently this was not the first time that she has abruptly lost consciousness.
The reporter explained what happened on her blog:
“So I passed out during my live shot this Saturday. As in, went down HARD on live TV! Ha, such a crazy experience. A lot of people have expressed concern and well wishes and I really appreciate it. However, this is not the first time I have passed out cold. I am known to faint any time I am in high altitudes and get too cold. (so does my twin sister Britt) So this week I plan to go get checked out by a doctor and get to the bottom of it. In the meantime, we can all laugh at the craziness of the situation! I have laughed many times watching this video so don’t feel bad if it makes you giggle. I feel like someone should dub Keisha ‘Timber’ over it and play the fall in slow motion.
Continued Graham: “Special thanks to Richard, President of the Nordic Alliance, who was with me all morning. He handled the situation so gracefully and was so sweet and made sure I was okay. I could feel myself getting light headed and tried to warn the producer that I was sick. After I went down I sat up and had no idea how long I had been out but saw the camera pointed at my face and decided to keep on talking!”
Studio work can also bring about a fainting spell. Back in October 2012, QVC host Cassie Slane fainted on live television, possibly because of low blood sugar.