Another TV Reporter Slurs Words on Live Television (Video)

6:30 PM PST 03/23/2011 by Paul Bond

Global Toronto journalist Mark McAllister's "disorientation" follows a similar incident where KCBS reporter Serene Branson spoke gibberish while covering the Grammy Awards.

Another TV reporter was speaking gibberish on air, causing him to tweet viewers that he'd be seeing doctors Tuesday to figure out why he suffered "disorientation."

Mark McAllister of Global Toronto, a large Canadian TV station owned by Shaw Communications, was standing in front of a video screen Monday night attempting to report events in Libya when he started slurring words and speaking incomprehensibly.

He apologized as the station cut away from him, and paramedics were rushed to the scene.

The station issued a statement Wednesday informing viewers that "Mark is feeling much better since experiencing his recent medical issue" and that he is back at work. Global Toronto did not specify the nature of McAllister's medical episode.

The bizarre incident follows one in February when Serene Branson, a CBS reporter in Los Angeles, spoke gibberish on live television as she attempted to cover the Grammy Awards [watch the video here]. Later, Branson said she had suffered a "complex migraine."

 

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