By Victor Omondi (Source: www.yourblackworld.net) – Karen Hudson-Samuels, a former Detroit TV anchor, has passed away from what is speculated to be the side effects of COVID-19 vaccine. Her occupation in broadcast journalism arched for over forty years in Detroit.
Apart from working as a senior anchor at Detroit TV, she also worked for WGPR-TV as an anchor, producer and news director. At WGPR-TV she was able to build her name.
Afterward, using her vision, she designed one of the most tremendous achievements of her lifetime.
Samuels worked industriously to drive the William V. Banks broadcast museum to life. This was to safeguard the history of the country’s first black-possessed and managed television station, WGPR.
According to her husband, Cliff Samuels, Karen was extremely happy when the museum was absorbed in the national registry.
Last Tuesday, the 68-year-old was discovered lifeless at her home by her husband. This is just one day after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine, it may have masked that. Hopefully, we’ll know soon from the autopsy report,” reported the Samuels.
Cliff, however, couldn’t spell out which vaccine was given to his late wife, stating they were waiting to know from an undetermined autopsy result.
Her unexpected demise leaves the industry chanting her bequest and interrogating why she had to go so soon.
Her former co-workers grieved her, revealing how she was a charming person they ever had the privilege to work with.
“So in the spirit of Karen, I want you to always know that the times may change, but these two words that Karen understood had great power, and that is thank you,” revealed Greg Dunmore, TV host and producer.
As stated by Vickie Thomas, WWJ Reporter, it’s such an enormous loss for the community since she was just a delightful person.
Nevertheless, the formal cause of her demise is still mysterious.
On Friday, Feb. 19, a non-public ceremony for Samuels will be carried out and streamed online at 10 a.m.
Instead of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the WGPR-TV Historical Society.