Reporter faints on live TV, shakes it off and finishes interview like a pro
You’ve probably never heard of Brooke Graham before. Neither had I until a few minutes ago.
But now I think she’s the best reporter on TV.
Let me explain. At first I thought the video below would be your run-of-the-mill "news-reporter-passes-out-during-interview, shakes-it-off-and-finishes-said-interview-instyle" type thing. We’ve seen these a million times. Well, we haven’t, but whatever. You get it. I’m jaded.
While the video itself (the report aired Saturday on KTUV in Utah) is pretty scary/impressive, it’s how she’s handling the video that makes her the best. She’s actually having fun with it and says it’s OK for you to laugh at it.
What. A. Hero. There’s nothing worse than a person who can’t laugh at themselves.
Here’s her post from her blog:
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.
See? Greatness. I’m guessing a lot of other TV reporters wouldn’t be having this much fun with it if it happened to them.
So enough with the words. Let’s get on with the video:
And yes, we know what you’re thinking: What does this have to do with sports? Well, she’s talking about cross-country skiing, duh.
If you want your phone to be ringing straight for 72 hours just pass out on live TV.
— Brooke Graham (@Brooke_Graham_) December 30, 2013