NBC affiliate KJRH anchor Julie Chin had quite the scare when she suffered the "beginnings of a stroke'" on live TV this weekend.
In a post to Facebook, Chin detailed the September 3 experience that landed her in the hospital. "The past few days are still a little bit of a mystery, but my doctors believe I had the beginnings of a stroke live on the air Saturday morning," she wrote. "The episode seemed to have come out of nowhere. I felt great before our show. However, over the course of several minutes during our newscast, things started to happen."
In the middle of the broadcast, the Tulsa journalist found herself unable to read the teleprompter and tossed the report over to weather:
Tulsa news anchor Julie Chin has the beginnings of a stroke live on the air. She knew something was wrong, so tossed it to the meteorologist, as her concerned colleagues called 911. She’s fine now, but wanted to share her experience to educate viewers on stroke warning signs. pic.twitter.com/aWNPPbn1qf— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 5, 2022
"First, I lost partial vision in one eye. A little bit later my hand and arm went numb. Then, I knew I was in big trouble when my mouth would not speak the words that were right in front of me on the teleprompter," she continued in her Facebook post. "If you were watching Saturday morning, you know how desperately I tried to steer the show forward, but the words just wouldn’t come."
Chin spent a few days in the hospital undergoing tests and reports now that the prognosis looks good. "In a few days, I’ll be back at the desk sharing the stories I love with the community I love," she wrote. "Thank you all for loving me and supporting me so well."
Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.
TOPICS: Cable News