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Reporter Serene Branson Suffered a Migraine, Not Stroke

KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson, who was seen garbling her words during a Grammys report Sunday night, apparently experienced a migraine and not a stroke.


Branson was examined by paramedics after her broadcast and was sent home to recover. She then had a brain scan at UCLA, where the possibility of a stroke was ruled out. According to her physician, Dr. Neil Martin, Chief of Neurosurgery, her temporary speech loss was due to a "complex migraine," which can sometimes be mistaken for a stroke, reports the L.A. Times.

Most people with migraines don't have any warning. But some experience sensations before or during the pain of a migraine attack, which was what happened in Branson's case.