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CBS reporter Serene Branson didn't have a stroke on the air, network says



One of the bigger stories coming out of Sunday night's Grammys didn't involve a big-name musician, but rather the local CBS affiliate's on-scene reporter, Serene Branson. Early speculation is that she had a stroke on-air, but no, she's doing just fine, the network would like you to know. Yes, the Grammys were just that exciting.

CBS2 had just cut to Branson's follow-up at the Staples Center when she flubbed her lines and never recoverd (watch the video above). She began slurring and speaking gibberish before the video cut to highlights, and reports said she was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Not so, CBS says.

"Serene Branson was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast," a statement from the network read, according to Extra. "Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized. As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home and she says that she is feeling fine this morning." Unfortunately, she won't anymore once she does a YouTube search and sees that she's now a bigger Web meme than the "I like turtles" kid.


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[Last modified: Monday, February 14, 2011 5:17pm]


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