Serene Branson, the CBS L.A. reporter whose incomprehensible on-air speech after the Grammy Awards led to a media firestorm of questions about her health, has returned to work. Yesterday, Serene opened up to her colleagues about the scary experience and her diagnosis, which at first many believed to be a stroke.
“As soon as I opened my mouth I knew something was wrong,” Serene told anchorwoman Pat Harvey, during a 10-minute segment on CBS. “I was having trouble remembering the word for Grammy. I knew what I wanted to say but I didn’t have the words to say it.”
She was checked out by a doctor on the scene, and her vitals were fine.
After more tests, doctors have since confirmed Serene received medical attention at the scene, and doctors have since confirmed that she likely suffered a complex migraine.
“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,” Serene explained. “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.”
She said she is happy doctors got to the root of the problem and appreciates the support from the public.
And Serene is ready to hit the ground running and start reporting again.
“I’ve got to get ready for the Oscars now!” she said.