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STORM RECOVERING

Sunday - 2/3/2013, 6:13pm  ET

TV sports journalist Hannah Storm arrives at ESPN The Magazine's "Next" Event on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The Associated Press

Hannah Storm has kept a busy schedule in New Orleans, but the ESPN anchor admits she's still trying to adjust while recovering from a propane grill accident that left her seriously injured.

"I've been really tired, and at times, sometimes in pain," Storm says.

Storm was using her propane gas grill at home in December when the flame when out. When she went to relight it, there was an explosion. Storm suffered second-degree burns on her chest and hands and first-degree burns to her face and neck. She lost her eyebrows and eyelashes, and roughly half her hair.

With makeup and hair extensions, it's hard to tell she was hurt. She's back anchoring and is finishing up a documentary on basketball player Sheryl Swoopes for the network. She also has an NBA primetime interview series, "Face to Face with Hannah Storm," set to air before the playoffs.

She said she feels grateful to be in New Orleans to spread a message of grill safety.

"Super Bowl Sunday is the No. 1 grilling day of the winter, so it's been a real blessing to be able to sort of pass that message along and hopefully help people be safe while they're having fun," she said.

-- Nekesa Mumbi Moody http://twitter.com/nekesamumbi

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