There are likely some professors at the University of West Virginia red-faced today after a recent graduate made his TV debut by dropping a string of obscenities.
A.J. Clemente went on the air for the first time at NBC North Dakota affiliate KFYR-TV and almost immediately blurted out a string of obscenities that left him looking like he was learning disabled.
“Say hello to the most disastrous start to a television career in the history of moving pictures inside little boxes and/or flat screens,” noted the Awful Announcing site.
Clemente, who must have missed the “assume the microphone is always on” lesson in school, has already been suspended (UPDATE: He has been fired.)
His co-anchor was so flustered by his actions she sounded worse than a high school broadcaster. Clemente’s performance has gone viral around the country.
How bad was Clemente’s performance? It made David Letterman’s Top 10 List of “TOP 10 SIGNS YOUR FIRST DAY AS A NEWS ANCHOR DIDN’T GO WELL.”