Serene Branson Online Interest Continues to Surge
The KCBS-TV Channel 2, who spoke gibberish during a post-Grammys report, is now among Yahoo's top 100 search terms.
KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson, who had trouble forming words with her live post-Grammys report, continues to surge online.
Serene Branson is now among Yahoo's top 100 search terms.
The unfortunate incident, which went viral on YouTube Monday but has since been removed from the site, continues to baffle viewers who want to know what exactly happened.
The CBS affiliate that employs Branson released a statement Monday saying that she "was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized."
The local Los Angeles station also said Branson "wants us to know she followed-up with a visit to the doctor for some medical tests. [She] thanks everyone for their concern and good wishes and hopes to be back on the air very soon."
Still, doctors who have examined the footage are concerned.
"This is what we call a class neurological event," Dr. Keith Black, director of the Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said on NBC's Today show. "She was obviously aware that she was having difficulty."
He said Branson's episode was likely the result of a transient ischemic attack, essentially a "blockage in blood flow going to the brain," or a "mini-seizure located in the language area."
After speaking with doctors, a New York Post writer concludes Branson may have suffered from "aphasia, which affects the ability to articulate, and that it could have been brought on by a mini-stroke, a tumor or a circulatory issue."
Still no word on when the Emmy-nominated reporter would return to work.