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What Happened to CBS2 Reporter Serene Branson Last Night?

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It was the post-Grammys "flub" heard 'round the world--or at least the Twitterverse. Local CBS affiliate reporter Serene Branson was live outside the Staples Center introducing a segment on the music awards show's "highlights and backstage coverage," and within moments, her speech went awry.

While viewers of the telecast took to Twitter and Facebook to crack wise and "LOL" about Branson's garbled speech, what happened to the Emmy-nominated Los Angeles native is likely no laughing matter.

"It is feared that she may have suffered a stroke on air," reports the Daily Telegraph. Some reports indicate Branson was hospitalized, however "Branson may have merely been checked by EMT personnel and sent home with a friend, according to Kristin Cruz, co-host of the Mark & Kristin Show on KOST 103.5 in Los Angeles," notes the NY Daily News.

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CBS2 has not made any statement about Branson, and what really happened remains speculation.

LAist Co-Editor Lisa Brenner contributed to this report.