A reporter in Utah passed out in the middle of an interview with a pair of cross-country skiers, only to regain consciousness and finish the segment.
Brooke Graham, a television reporter at KUTV in Salt Lake City, was in the middle of a live segment on cross-country skiing -- a popular pastime in the region -- when she seemed to lose her train of thought. Her voice trailed off as she fainted, falling backward into the snow.
The concerned interviewees scrambled to check on Graham, but she had already recovered from her fainting spell. She conducted the rest of her interview from a seated position, and the segment concluded without any further drama.
In a Monday blog post, Graham explained why she had passed during the interview. “I could feel myself getting light headed and tried to warn the producer that I was sick,” she wrote. “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 talking!”
Graham also revealed that both she and her twin sister have a history of fainting spells, and that the condition is exacerbated by cold weather. “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,” she wrote in the blog entry. “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,” Graham continued. “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.”
The video of Graham’s interview has attracted a lot of attention, but the veteran reporter is taking the development in stride. “If you want your phone to be ringing straight for 72 hours just pass out on live TV,” she tweeted.
[h/t For The Win]