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Arkansas Meteorologist Suffers Stroke on Live Telecast


KARK 4 News Chief Meteorologist Keith Monahan suffered a stroke while delivering his weather forecast just under two weeks ago.

Monahan’s speech started slurring, and he struggled with maps and graphics he had used for 20+ years.

The meteorologist stepped out from the front of the camera and sat beside a news desk before being transported to the hospital.

Here’s footage of the incident that occurred March 9th:

Monahan was back on air Tuesday evening and described his experience of having a stroke.

From KARK 4:

After being diagnosed with a stroke, Keith stayed for care for a couple of days and is now continuing to recover. He credits recognizing the growing symptoms and quick actions by those around him with his improving condition.

“It could happen to anybody, that’s for sure, so recognize those symptoms,” Keith said. “And I only had one symptom. I just had the verbalization symptom, so it’s important to know if you don’t feel right.”

Just nine days after leaving the hospital, Keith is back in the studio, slowly returning to his Chief role and taking his recovery “step-by-step.”

On Saturday, CBS Los Angeles meteorologist Alissa Carlson Schwartz collapsed on live air during her 7 a.m. weather report.

As Schwartz’s co-anchors cut to her, she slowly leaned forward onto her desk and collapsed to the floor.

Schwartz’s co-anchors went to break the moment after her collapse.

CBS Meteorologist Collapses During Live Telecast


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