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Van Tieu, Former Co-Anchor of A.J. Clemente, Leaves KFYR

She was the co-anchor from Bismarck, seen around the world. Van Tieu, the weekend anchor at KFYR in Bismarck, has left North Dakota to return to her native San Francisco Bay Area. Tieu counted A.J. Clemente among her co-anchors at the station — for all of 30 minutes. You know the story by now. He uttered an expletive during the first few seconds of his first newscast back in April, was fired for it, then took his story to “Today” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” At last check Clemente was bartending in Delaware. Tieu, who’d been with KFYR for 8 months, departs the station without another TV job lined up.

 

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Brand New Anchor’s First Words On KFYR: ‘F-ckin’ Shit!’

A.J. Clemente is off to a rocky start at KFYR. On his first day at the Bismarck NBC affiliate, Clemente’s first words on the air were “fuckin’ shit!” (video above).

KFYR has suspended Clemente “until we resolve the situation,” according to a statement posted to the station’s Facebook page.

“He did not realize his microphone was on, but still, that’s no excuse. We train our reporters to always assume that any microphone is live at any time,” news director Monica Hannan said. “Unfortunately, that was not enough in this case.”

Clemente did not appear on the 10 p.m. newscast, which opened with an apology from co-anchor Van Tieu.

>Update: Clemente has been fired.