Fainting on live TV didn’t stop this reporter from getting the story

Brooke Graham got knocked down, but she got up again.

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Dec 31, 2013   Updated May 31, 2021, 10:38 pm CDT

When you fall over on live television, it’s all about the recovery. Brooke Graham, a reporter for KUTV 2 News in Utah, discovered this over the weekend.

Featured Video Hide

Graham was introducing a segment on cross-country skiing in Salt Lake City on Saturday, strapped into a pair of skis. You can discern the moment when her voice changes, then she falls backwards into the snow. It’s a graceful dismount, and when she comes to, she continues the interview with two skiers from the ground, after addressing the elephant in the room:

Advertisement Hide

“I just slipped and fell.”

According to KUTV, which reported on their reporter falling over, Graham tried to warn her producer she wasn’t feeling well, and has a history with fainting at high altitudes. But she seems to have a good attitude about her altitude fail. It’s even made her a bit of a minor celebrity:

“[W]e can all laugh at the craziness of the situation,” she told KUTV. “I have laughed many times watching this video so don’t feel bad if it makes you giggle.”

Advertisement Hide

Great news.

Screengrab via KUTV2News/YouTube

Share this article
*First Published: Dec 31, 2013, 1:17 pm CST