Slow news day + pregnant anchor = breaking news story. CNN’s Poppy Harlow fainted while anchoring this morning; Harlow’s pass-out was not seen on camera because CNN was showing viewers results of a new CNN/ORC poll (FYI, 74% of Americans polled are not happy with “how things are going with war on terrorism”).  But viewers did hear Harlow’s voice suddenly slow down as she slurred a couple words before she stopped speaking altogether.  The network quickly cut to commercial.

Reporters Who Cover Television slapped up posts on the incident – because good video is a terrible thing to waste – which, depending on the male reporter doing the reporting was either “rather odd” (Mediaite), “shocking” (Daily News, Radar), or just another case of “Mondays, amirite” (Gawker), etc.

Harlow came back on air to say she was OK, and later tweeted the facts of life to TRWCT:

therealjonpalmer
6 months
She is a news room anchor. She isn't supposed to be provocative. She is supposed to deliver...
KevinY
6 months
Nice to see she popped right back up.
therealjonpalmer
6 months
Did they blame President Obama, like they do everything else? Or maybe they just blamed Secretary Clinton?

Late last month, TVNewser broke the story that Harlow was then five months pregnant, expecting her first child, a girl, with husband Sinisa Babcic; the baby is due this spring, TVNewser calculated.