Dorraine Samuels retires after nearly 40 years in broadcasting
Veteran broadcaster Dorraine Yvette Samuels has retired from the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group after nearly 40 years in media.
Her retirement became official on Friday January 11.
Samuels joined RJR Radio shortly after she placed fifth in the Miss Jamaica World competition in 1980 at age 18 years. She was reportedly spotted by now fellow veteran broadcaster, Alan Magnus, and asked to join the team.
We have last night received unconfirmed reports from sources that the veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels is very ill and is currently on life support.
However we are thankful this is NOT TRUE and have since dismissed the allegations with an official update from both families, friends and the Broadcasting RJRGLEANER Group.
GLEANER UPDATE: The immediate family and the RJRGLEANER family of broadcaster Dorraine Samuels note concerns that have arisen about her health.
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.
- RJRGLEANER Communications Group