CTV Reporter Appears To Suffer Medical Emergency On Air


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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A CTV journalist appeared to have a medical emergency while reporting live on air Sunday from Edmonton.

Footage from the Canadian report shows journalist Jessica Robb in the middle of a back-and-forth with  anchor Nahreman Issa when she appeared to be unable to read her teleprompter and continue with the piece.

“Sorry, Nahreman, I’m, I’m, I’m not feeling very well right now, and I’m about to just,” Robb said before the camera cut back to a two-screen shot, showing just a few seconds of Robb’s eyes rolling to the back of her head as she stumbled backwards.

Not too long after the episode, Robb shared an update on Twitter, saying that she is okay and thanking the team at CTV for being there to help with the situation. Robb’s Twitter account is set to private and it’s unclear whether this has always been the case or if she made the page private after footage of her medical emergency went viral online. (RELATED: Atlanta Hawks Announcer Suffers Medical Emergency On Air)

“PROGRAMMING NOTE: Thanks to everyone who inquired about our reporter who became ill during the 6 p.m. News. Jessica Robb is feeling better and is now resting,” CTV Edmonton wrote in its own tweet.