The California meteorologist says she “will be fine” after fainting during a live broadcast Alissa Carlson Schwartz/Instagram

Alissa Carlson Schwartz/Instagram

Alissa Carlson Schwartz, an award-winning meteorologist and former Mrs. California, lost consciousness on live television Saturday morning.

The CBS Los Angeles meteorologist was seconds on the 7 a.m. KCAL News program with co-hosts Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim, who introduced Carlson to Schwartz just before her eyes rolled back and she fell to the ground in a shot released by TMZ .

“Thanks for all the texts, messages and calls!” Carlson Schwartz wrote on her Instagram Story this afternoon. “I’ll be fine!”

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A spokesman for KCAL did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Carlson Schwartz previously spoke of a miraculous recovery from heart disease after being diagnosed with a leaking heart valve in 2014 following another workplace health crisis. She discovered the condition after throwing up during a show on another station.

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“They told me that the valve would probably need to be replaced at some point. They didn’t know when it would wear out,” Carlson Schwartz recalled in 2018 at KGET Bakersfield, where she was chief meteorologist before joining KCAL in 2021.

She and her husband, attorney Neil Schwartz, then 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.

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“It turns out that the valve had actually started to repair itself. My baby’s stem cells had started to heal my heart,” Carlson Schwartz then explained while being swallowed.

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Carlson Schwartz served as Chair of the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red from 2017-2019 and was crowned Mrs. California in 2018.


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