Dorraine Samuels is now in recovery after undergoing surgery in recent days for an undisclosed medical condition.
The Veteran broadcaster’s employer, RJR/Gleaner Communications Group made the announcement in a statement on Thursday morning, following concerns raised on social media about her health.
“The immediate family and the RJRGLEANER family of broadcaster Dorraine Samuels note concerns that have arisen about her health,” the statement read.
“Dorraine has had surgery in recent days and is in recovery. She continues to receive treatment. We request the respect of privacy at this time and especially ask that the speculations and pronouncements in social media stop. We hold her in our prayers,” the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group added.
Samuels is a former longstanding anchor of TVJ’s nightly news, a role she held up to January of this year. She has remained on radio with the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group, which she joined nearly 40 years ago.