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A.J. Clemente: Cursing Incident Was ‘a Perfect Storm of a Whole Bunch of Mistakes’

A.J. Clemente‘s media tour continued last night with an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” The former KFYR anchor, who was fired Monday after the first words he spoke on his debut newscast were “fucking shit,” told Letterman that the incident was “a perfect storm of a whole bunch of mistakes” — a tough name to pronounce coming up in his second story, no IFB and the newscast beginning 20 seconds earlier than he thought it would. Watch:

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Fired Bismarck Anchor A.J. Clemente Makes the Morning Show Rounds: ‘When I First Saw the Clip, It Was Gut-Wrenching’

Former KFYR anchor A.J. Clemente, who was fired from the Bismarck NBC affiliate after anchoring just one newscast for saying “fucking shit” on the air, made the rounds on the morning shows Wednesday.

On “Today,” Clemente told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that his language was “inexcusable.” He said he didn’t even know his foul language had been on the air until the third break:

On “Morning Joe,” Tom Brokaw shared an encouraging story about a gaffe early in his career with Clemente: Read more

A.J. Clemente, Right up there with Sue Simmons and Ernie Anastos

David Letterman‘s Top 10 list Monday night was all about A.J. Clemente, the former (once) weekend anchor at Bismark’s NBC affiliate KFYR who was fired yesterday for uttering the words “fucking shit” as the newscast went out live.

They included:

8. Weatherman tells you to expect an 80% chance of unemployment.

6. Referred to Kim Jong Un as “our great and powerful leader.”

And two of them included clips of two big market anchors swearing on air. This one, involving Sue Simmons in 2008. And this clip of Ernie Anastos in 2009.

“Well, he’ll get a job somewhere,” said Letterman.

Two Weeks After Slurring Words During KEYC Newscast, Annie Stensrud Arrested For DUI

KEYC anchor Annie Stensrud, who appeared earlier this month to be slurring her words on a Sunday night newscast, was arrested yesterday for DUI, the Mankato Free Press is reporting.

Stensrud has not appeared on the Mankato CBS-affiliate since December 4. Video of the newscast, which Stensrud was unable to finish, went viral and led to much speculation that the anchor was drunk.

Stensrud issued a statement apologizing for her “terrible” performance, saying, “I’ve been sick for some time and taking medication, and have missed a lot of work lately.” In an interview with WCCO radio, KEYC general manager Dennis Walhstrom said the anchor was “sick,” not drunk.

Stensrud was arrested Wednesday morning after an anonymous resident called the North Mankato Police Department to report “an intoxicated person was leaving a Roe Crest Drive residence in a vehicle,” the Free Press reports. After a bulletin describing the car was put out to law enforcement, Stensrud was stopped on Highway 14. Read more

KEYC Anchor Annie Stensrud Speaks Out About ‘Uncharacteristic Newscast’

After video of her “uncharacteristic” Sunday-night newscast went viral earlier this week, KEYC anchor Annie Stensrud is speaking out to refute rumors that she was drunk when she headed for the anchor desk at the Mankato CBS-affiliate:

My performance last Sunday night was terrible, and for that, I apologize. I’ve been sick for some time and taking medication, and have missed a lot of work lately. I’m on my way to feeling better and hope to be back at full strength soon. I appreciate everyone’s understanding and even more so, their support.

Stensrud’s viral newscast was also the subject of David Letterman‘s “Late Show” Top 10 list last night: “Top 10 signs your local news team is drunk” (video inside). Read more