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Salt Lake City reporter faints on live TV

"I am known to faint any time I am in high altitudes and get too cold," she writes on blog.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Jan. 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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While she was shooting a report about cross-country skiing for KUTV 2 News in Salt Lake City, Brooke Graham had a fainting spell and collapsed on live television.

Even more amazing, Graham woke up almost instantaneously and continued on with the segment.

"I just slipped and fell," she said as she sat up, microphone still in hand.

Instead of trying to pretend that the incident never happened, Graham instead wrote a post about it on the blog that she shares with her sister.

"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."

It sounds as if she is trying to find the humor in the sleepy segment.

“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. 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!”


[Brooke and Brittany]

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