Who is Karen Hudson-Samuels? Former Detroit News Anchor Dies; Biography, Wiki
Karen Hudson-Samuels was a former Detroit news anchor who worked at the country’s first black-owned television station. She also worked as a producer and news director at WGPR-TV.
Karen was found dead in her home a day after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, CBS Detroit reported.
Karen Hudson-Samuels Age
She was 68 years old.
Karen Hudson-Samuels Husband
Karen Hudson was married to Cliff Samuels. It is her husband who found her dead in their home.
Cliff told CBS that the official cause of her death is still unknown, but ‘we suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine it may have masked that’.
Karen Hudson-Samuels Career
Karen Hudson-Samuels was a former Detroit news anchor who worked at WGPR-TV. During her time at WGPR-TV, she worked as an anchor, producer, and news director.
The station was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Sites this month, a movement spearheaded by Hudson-Samuels.
Hudson-Samuels in 2016 helped establish the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum, which details the legacy of WGPR-TV 62, the first station owned and operated by African Americans in the US.
Former Detroit TV Anchor Karen Hudson-Samuels Dies One Day After Taking COVID Vaccine https://t.co/BB94MBmWUH
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) February 17, 2021
Just last year, Hudson-Samuels was elected chairperson of the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee. Her career in broadcast journalism spanned more than four decades in Detroit.
Karen Hudson-Samuels Death and Cause
Karen was found dead in her home a day after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Her husband didn’t say which vaccine she was given, but he hopes to know more about the cause of her death from a pending autopsy report.
.@DetroitNABJ will join family, friends, colleagues on Monday for a balloon release honoring journalist Karen Hudson Samuels in the parking lot of #WGPRTV to celebrate her work and legacy. @wgprhistory @DHSDetroit @MISHPO @NABJBPTF @BlackPressUSA @NABJ @NABJBroadcastTF ❤️ pic.twitter.com/m74nEhjN6T
— Detroit NABJ (@DetroitNABJ) February 13, 2021
Hudson-Samuels was beloved by the Detroit community and being remembered as ‘an important figure’ in the city’s media history.