San Diego Reporter ‘Doing Great’ After Surgery

By Kevin Eck 

Marie Coronel, the San Diego reporter who was hurt by a falling tree on Monday, is recovering after surgery yesterday.

“She’s doing great,” Dr. Jeffrey Schweitzer, Scripps Memorial La Jolla neurosurgeon, told the San Diego ABC affiliate. “Awake, alert, talking, moving, everything. Considering what she’s gone through, it’s really remarkable.”

“Bones were fractured from the top of the spine to the mid-back; the surgery was to stabilize and prevent further injury,” said Dr. Schweitzer. “She was thanking everybody while we were wheeling her back to ICU, doing great! Her family is visiting with her now.”


The station reported photographer Mike Gold, who was also hurt, was “feeling much better.”

She tweeted this out before going into surgery: