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KCBS reporter Serene Branson speaks about her Grammy night experience

February 18, 2011 |  5:46 am

Branson2KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson says she finds her instant celebrity -- due to her post-Grammy live report in which she started talking incoherently -- "surreal." In an exclusive interview she told The Times that she can't wait to get back to being just "a general assignment reporter."

Branson until Thursday had not seen the clip that made her a media sensation. She was too worried following the incident on Sunday about possible health concerns, and thought that viewing the clip might cause her added stress.

She was greatly relieved when her doctor at UCLA told her that her episode was not caused by a stroke, but by a "migraine with aura." Symptoms can include weakness, loss of vision and difficulty speaking.

The 31-year-old Branson said she was eager to get back to her job next week, "where I can report on stories, not be the story."

Read more about her ordeal and plans for the future in this report.


Serene Branson's doctor says she did not have a stroke on Grammy night

KCBS reporter talks her way into post-Grammy drama

 --Greg Braxton

Photo: Serene Branson in the KCBS newsroom Thursday. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.