WSB's Jamie Dupree seeking Emory treatment for mysterious vocal problems

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Jamie Dupree – Washington D.C. correspondent for Cox Media Group, including News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB – came to Atlanta today to seek solutions why he has been unable to speak consistently since July of 2016.

He has spent more than three decades on Capitol Hill. He continues to work for WSB in digital form but has to provide sources a card noting why he can't talk when meeting sources.

"I am working to come back - hard," he told Channel 2 Action News reporter Berndt Petersen today.

He has a rare neurological condition that makes it difficult for his brain to tell his tongue what to do while speaking. Oddly, placing a pen in his mouth helps him speak.

He notes that the situation makes it tough not just at work but at home.

Emory researchers are trying out a new treatment to slow down the movement of his tongue and make it easier to speak. "He is not dying. His health is good," Petersen noted.

WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.