(January 2, 2013)—ESPN’s Hannah Storm was back on the air New Year's Day, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck.
Storm lost about half of her hair in the accident on Dec. 11 outside her home in Connecticut.
She wore extensions for the ABC telecast Tuesday and her left hand was bandaged.
Storm's eyebrows and eyelashes were burned off so a makeup artist drew on eyebrows for the telecast.
This was the fifth time Storm has hosted the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. and she said it was a familiar and comforting setting to make her return.
Storm says she hopes to turn her ordeal into an opportunity to talk about how to safely operate propane gas grills.