Jan 9, 2024 - News

KENS 5's Clarke Finney Romo reveals brain injury

Clarke Finney Romo smiles in front of a background made up of wooden planks.

Clarke Finney Romo disappeared from local TV news without explanation in the fall. Photo: Courtesy of Esai Romo

"Great Day SA"'s Clarke Finney Romo is updating KENS 5 viewers on the reason behind her abrupt, monthslong absence from local TV.

What's happening: Romo, who has co-hosted the lifestyle show since 2020, released a statement via social media revealing she had a "medical emergency" in October that caused a hypoxic brain injury.

What they're saying: The 30-year-old thanked her doctors and therapists.

  • "I am currently re-learning everything, but one thing I haven't forgotten is how much I love you guys," she wrote to viewers.

Context: Romo has become a beloved TV journalist since joining the station and an engaged member of the community. She released a children's book, "The Perfect Mix," in 2022.

  • Romo mentioned a plan to return to journalism but did not include specifics.
  • KENS 5 has not released a statement on Romo's hiatus.
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