WVU Grad Makes Colossal Error First Day on the Job; Some West Virginians Upset
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 23, 2013 @ 7:02PM
Created on April 23, 2013 @ 4:54PM
When you start a new job it's always important to get off on the right foot. However, in the viral video clip that's making headlines around the world a WVU grad really shot himself in the foot, and his career, when he swore several times in his live television debut in North Dakota. Needless to say A.J. Clemente was fired Monday.
Apparently Clemente didn't know his microphone was on. He was initially suspended Sunday night but was quickly fired. General manager Dick Heidt says he can't discuss the incident because it's a personnel matter. He appeared on several national news shows Tuesday and even a few intentional programs as well. But even as he enjoys his 15 minutes of fame he still has a job to find and with an infamous resume like that it might not be an easy task.
The station posted an apology online and co-anchorwoman Van Tieu also apologized during the 10 p.m. newscast according to CBS News. After the on-air gaffe, Clemente introduced himself as a West Virginia graduate who said he was "very excited" about joining the anchor desk.
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