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Reporter passes out during live shot, watch what happens next

Photo courtesy: TwinTested
Photo courtesy: TwinTested

I hope Brooke Graham of KUTV in Utah is doing fine. I saw her video of her passing out during an interview and thought this woman is a trooper.  She actually passed out and then came to and kept interviewing a man on skis.

Her video of course went viral. Brooke said in her blog that she is known for passing out when she’s in high altitudes and cold temperatures. She also added…


“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!”






Anchoring 102, anchors don’t laugh at your reporter especially when they faint. Those two anchors at Brooke’s station looked as compassionate as a tree when the camera cutaway to them laughing.  They could have at least asked Brooke if she was ok or taken control and said “Brooke we’re going to make sure you’re ok” and then cut to a commercial break.

Brooke’s fainting spell landed her on national television, CNN and CBS to name a few.  She and her twin sister are feature reporters at KUTV. They’re known for testing products and talk fashion on their blog.

Brooke you’re definitely one brave reporter. But take care of yourself first, TV always comes second.





Journalism is my life. I've been a reporter for 36 years. My office is the world. During my career I have been honored with 50 journalism awards and nominations. I'm also an Emmy-nominated TV commentator. I'm currently the VP of Programs for SPJ Fort Worth Chapter. I'm also the former VP of Online for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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