Reporter’s Gibberish Blamed on Migraine, Not Stroke
During my career in TV I’ve been tongue-tied a few times on the air. I’ve also had a few nightmares where the tele-prompter is in some foreign language. But I’ve never encountered what a Los Angeles TV reporter faced this week during a live report from the Grammy awards.
Video of KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson went viral this week when she began speaking gibberish on-air. It’s disturbing to watch. Here’s the clip:
Many worried she’d suffered a stroke. But ABC News reports a complex migraine was to blame, which can mimic the effects of a small stroke.
Here’s an ABC News story with Branson’s response to her frightening episode: