Pregnant CNN Anchor Faints On the Air

Poppy Harlow says she's going to be OK, as is her unborn baby
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2015 12:46 PM CST

"Mondays, amirite?" That's how Timothy Burke describes Poppy Harlow's morning in his Deadspin post about the CNN anchor's scare on the air. Harlow was in the middle of a live CNN Newsroom broadcast on anti-ISIS efforts Monday when she suddenly started slurring her words while explaining a graphic shown on the screen, per Mediaite. "We have this new CNN/ORC poll, which is quite a … quite a … turnaround," she can be heard saying off-camera, after which viewers hear some garbled words, then breathing and other staff members reacting to her fainting.

Harlow, who is six months pregnant, returned to the air a short time later and thanked viewers for their concern. "I got a little hot and I passed out for a moment," she said. "I am fine." Harlow also offered extra reassurance to fans on Twitter after the incident, posting, "I am ok! Passed out briefly and am with the doctor now." All is well with her unborn daughter, too. "Our little girl due this spring is doing just fine. Was a scare but we are both ok," she added in her next tweet. (BMW's CEO fainted during a presentation at the Frankfurt auto show in September.)

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