So a celebrity died from a traumatic brain injury this week and where was Sanjay Gupta?
Gupta was tailor-made by the TV news gods to cover celebrity traumatic brain injuries. He teaches neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and is the associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He performed life-saving brain surgery on a soldier in Iraq. He owns the brain beat.
But he was nowhere to be found this week while a million questions were swirling and confusion reigned regarding Natasha Richardson's fatal accident. CNN had a bunch of hack doctors on instead who had probably never performed battlefield surgery.
Why? Gupta's wife gave birth on Monday night, the day before Richardson fell. It must have been killing him! There was so much he could explain to us. Which is why he was back on CNN last night, four days after his daughter was born, talking about Natasha Richardson to Campbell Brown.
Also, Gupta took his name out of the running for surgeon general earlier this month because his wife was expecting and he wanted to "spend more time with his family," according to the New York Times.