Mom always said when you take a spill, just pick yourself back up and start all over again. It's sound advice that one Salt Lake City TV reporter took to heart on Dec. 28 when, midway through her live, on-camera interview, she toppled over in a faint.
KUTV reporter Brooke Graham was decked out in ski equipment while doing her outdoor interview when she suddenly began leaning backward, doing a slow flop into the snow.
"I am known to faint any time I am in high altitudes and get too cold," Graham wrote on her blog later. "I could feel myself getting light headed and tried to warn the producer that I was sick."
But the snow — er, show — must go on, and Graham quickly recovered. She was out for just seconds, then sat up with a chuckle and continued her interview: "OK! Yes! Now, I'm going to toss it this back to you guys (in the studio), I just slipped and fell. So we'll have more, but tell people the basics of coming up here and paying $7 ..." and she continued chatting as if nothing had happened.
"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," she wrote.
Total pro. And, she has class: Not only did she write about the incident and post the video on her blog, she 'fessed up: "I have laughed many times watching this video so don't feel bad if it makes you giggle. I feel like someone should dub (Pitbull and Kesha's) 'Timber' over it and play the fall in slow motion."
First published December 31 2013, 5:14 AM