A.J. Clemente, TV reporter, fired after swearing on TV
A TV reporter's potty mouth got him canned.
A. J. Clemente was fired after his first day on the job at an NBC affiliate in Bismark, N.D. yesterday after saying "f------ s---" on the air Sunday, not realizing his microphone was live and the newscast was already being broadcast.
He was suspended immediately afterward, and the network, quickly offered up an apology.
"He did not realize his microphone was on, but still, that's no excuse," the network said. "We train our reporters to always assume that any microphone is live at any time. Unfortunately, that was not enough in this case."
Still, Clemente was fired over the error.
"Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go," he tweeted Monday. "Thank you to them and everyone in ND for the opportunity and everyone for the support."
He added: "Rookie mistake. I'm a free agent.Cant help but laugh at myself and stay positive.Wish i didnt trip over my 'Freaking Shoes' out of the gate."