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Karen Hudson-Samuels Biography
Karen Hudson-Samuels, 68, died Feb.9, according to her husband, Cliff, who found his wife dead in their home.
Cliff told CBS that the official cause of her death is still unknown, but “we suspect it may have been a stroke, but due to the normal side effects of the vaccine, she may have masked it.”
A former Detroit TV anchor and WGPR-TV news director passed away last week, just one day after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Her husband did not say what vaccine he was given, but hopes to learn more about the cause of death from a pending autopsy report.
Karen Hudson-Samuels 68, a former anchor and news director of WGPR-TV passed away last week, just a day after she received the COVID-19 vaccine
Hudson-Samuels was loved by the Detroit community and remembered as “an important figure” in the city’s media history.
“She will long be remembered as a pioneer in giving a voice to Detroit blacks in local media,” wrote Detroit Public TV.
Hudson-Samuels in 2016 helped establish the William V. Banks Museum of Broadcasting, detailing the legacy of WGPR-TV 62, the first African-American owned and operated station in the US.
The station was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month, a move spearheaded by Hudson-Samuels.
“When this museum entered the national register, I was very, very proud,” her husband, Cliff, told CBS.
Last year, Hudson-Samuels was elected chair of the Black Historic Sites Committee of the Detroit Historical Society. Her career in television journalism spanned more than four decades in Detroit.
During her time at WGPR-TV, Hudson-Samuels worked as a news anchor, producer and director.
WWJ reporter Vickie Thomas remembered Hudson-Samuels as a ‘beautiful person’.
The Detroit chapter of NABJ held a balloon release on Monday honoring Hudson-Samuels. Images showed a few dozen people releasing green balloons during the event
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) tweeted a tribute to Hudson-Samuels, saying: ‘May your positive impact live on!’
The Detroit chapter of NABJ held a balloon launch Monday in honor of Hudson-Samuels.
The images showed a few dozen people releasing green balloons during the event.
A private service will be held at Friady and will be streamed online at 10 a.m., according to her husband, Cliff.
The family is asking for donations from the WGPR-TV Historical Society in lieu of flowers.
Karen Hudson-Samuels Quicks And Facts
- Former WGPR-TV anchor, Karen Hudson-Samuels, died on February 9, aged 68
- According to her husband, Cliff, Samuels died a day after getting COVID vaccine
- It’s unclear which vaccine Hudson-Samuels took, but autopsy report is pending
- Hudson-Samuels was beloved by the Detroit community and being remembered as ‘an important figure’ in the city’s media history
- In 2016, she helped establish William V. Banks Broadcast Museum, which details legacy of WGPR-TV, the first station owned by African Americans in the US