(TUSLA, OK) – A Tulsa news anchor suffered the early stages of a stroke live on-air Saturday morning, causing the broadcast segment to be cut short.
Julie Chin, a news anchor of NBC affiliate KJRH, was presenting a feature story on NASA’s scrubbed Artemis launch, when she suddenly began to mumble words, unable to speak coherently.
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
Chin attempts to complete the segment, but is met with increased difficulty in speaking from the teleprompter.
“I’m sorry, something is going on with me this morning,” Chin said, tossing the segment to the meteorologist, “I apologize to everybody. Let’s just go ahead and send it on to meteorologist Annie Brown.”
Brown effortlessly took control of the broadcast, giving comments of appreciation towards Chin:
“Julie we love you so much! We all have those days,” the meteorologist laughed.
Immediately after the broadcast was cut short, co-workers dialed 9-11, and Chin was sent to the hospital.
Tulsa KJRH news anchor Julie Chin had a Stoke on air a couple days ago. Its a mystery to her doctors. pic.twitter.com/sgCYWTnkMi
— no sit (@gosselinchrist) September 5, 2022
Chin updated her condition Sunday evening on Facebook:
“I’m glad to share that my tests have all come back great. At this point, doctors think I had the beginnings of a stroke, but not a full stroke,” the news anchor wrote, “There are still lots of questions, and lots to follow up on, but the bottom line is I should be just fine.”