A New York state news anchor has been suspended after being accused of appearing on air while intoxicated.

Heather Kovar went on camera with part of her hair sticking out to the side and slurred her speech during Saturday’s coverage.

Kovar, who claims she was sleep-deprived, also got the forecaster’s name wrong and gave a jumbled roundup that bordered on indecipherability.

Kovar, the weekend morning anchor for WRGB CBS-6 News, was on the verge of a blur during Saturday’s broadcast when she began slurring her words.

“And so as we move on tonight, we have to give you an update as well, you know, as well as other news that’s happening in the area and across the region, in the country,” she said during the broadcast.

“These areas are reaching these areas,” Kovar said at one point during the strange broadcast, in which she appeared nervous and seemed to drift away from the topic of the U.S. heat wave.

“Like, I told you this morning, when you watched us this morning, starting at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., I told you, you know what? Today is a beautiful day outside! It’s just amazing. And yes, a great time for outdoor music.”

She later told The Times Union that she was sleep deprived during the transfer after working two shifts.

News anchor Heather Kovar has been suspended from CBS6 after she appeared on air disheveled and started babbling during the broadcast

The news anchor was to work both the morning and evening shifts on Sunday in two shifts, and was to anchor the 11 a.m. news the next day until she was replaced by another anchor.

The news anchor was to work both the morning and evening shifts on Sunday in two shifts, and was to anchor the 11 a.m. news the next day until she was replaced by another anchor.

She also named fellow meteorologist Craig Gold as Craig Adams.

“Anchor Heather Kovar appeared disheveled, slurred and slurred her words throughout the newscast,” said Mike Sington, NBCUniversal’s senior executive. “Here she’s trying to fix the weather and she’s going to dump the meteorologist whose name she gets wrong.”

Is Heather Kovar okay? Does she seem out of place on air? said Twitter user Mike Garavelli.

“I hope heather is ok on channel 6 news but she shouldn’t be on tv she looks awful and slurred her speech,” said Twitter user Eve G.

“Could #heatherkovar have medical problems??” – said another viewer.

Kovar, who has been the network’s host since July 2016, said attrition has contributed to the erratic on-air performance.

Covar was due to return to air on Sunday morning, but was replaced by news anchor Emma Quinn instead.

The station reported that Kovar was suspended from the news channel after the performance after social media users drew attention to her disheveled appearance and slurred speech.

“Heather Kovar has been suspended pending our internal investigation. We have no further comment at this time,” said Robert Croteau, vice president and general manager of the Sinclair-owned station.

The news anchor was to work both the morning and evening shifts on Sunday in two shifts, and was to anchor the 11 a.m. news the next day until she was replaced by another anchor.

Kovar also recently took leave from the station to spend time with her dying father, reports said The Times Union.

She returned early from a family vacation after my father’s death. On Friday, I informed the TV channel that I will not renew my contract, which expires on July 31,” she told the news outlet.

“On Saturday, I had to work the morning shift at 6 a.m. and the evening shift. I was sleep deprived and exhausted.”

It is unclear how long her suspension will last or whether she will eventually return to work.

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