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A TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys said she was terrified when it happened and knew something was wrong as soon as she opened her mouth.

KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson’s incoherence Sunday fueled Internet speculation that she suffered an on-air stroke. But doctors at the University of California, Los Angeles where she went to get a brain scan and blood work done ruled it out. Doctors said she suffered a type of migraine that can mimic symptoms of a stroke.

Branson told the station in an interview Thursday that she ‘started to get a really bad headache’ but assumed she was just tired.;;playerWidth=400;playerHeight=315;isShowIcon=true;clipId=5581220;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=CBS.LA/worldnowplayer;enableAds=true;;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript_EMBEDDEDscript;;playerWidth=400;playerHeight=315;isShowIcon=true;clipId=5581220;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=CBS.LA/worldnowplayer;enableAds=true;;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript_EMBEDDEDscript


‘At around 10 o’clock that night I was sitting in the live truck with my field producer and the photographer and I was starting to look at some of my notes,’ she said. ‘I started to think, the words on the page are blurry and I could notice that my thoughts were not forming the way they normally do.’

‘As soon as I opened my mouth I knew something was wrong,’ Branson said. ‘I was having trouble remembering the word for Grammy,’ she said. ‘I knew what I wanted to say but I didn’t have the words to say it.’

The station quickly cut away, and she was examined by paramedics and recovered at home.



KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson speaks

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