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Fired reporter to hit red carpet

by on April 25, 2013 10:30 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota news anchor whose profanity-laced television debut got him fired after one broadcast is already getting job offers.

A.J. Clemente’s first stint as an anchor at KFYR-TV in Bismarck on Sunday night was also his last after he uttered two obscenities just as cameras began to roll. Clemente was fired Monday.

By Wednesday, he was making appearances on national talk shows as a bit of a celebrity. On “Live with Kelly and Michael,” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan offered Clemente a job interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at the premiere of Pierce Brosnan’s “Love Is All You Need.” A wide-eyed Clemente agreed.

Later, he tweeted photos from the set of “The Late Show” with David Letterman, where he was to appear Wednesday night.



Heather Blake is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at hblake@indianagazette.net.
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