There was a lot of consternation in some circles about all the attention former KFYR anchor AJ Clemente got after dropping the f-bomb on-air during his anchor debut (video here). There was a feeling, especially among reporters in the state, that Clemente’s profane faux pas shouldn’t have garnered him late-night television bookings and national media attention.
Well the ill-wishers can be happy. Now that Mr. Clemente’s fifteen minutes of fame are over, he’s tending bar in Delaware for $2.35 an hour:
The 24-year-old, who became a Internet sensation when he dropped the F-bomb on his first day anchoring in North Dakota, is back to his previous job — working as a bartender and barback.
A.J. tells RumorFix exclusively, “This is what I’m doing for now — I definitely need to make moneyfor bills.”
Friday night, he was behind the bar at the Table and Taproom in Dewey Beach, Delaware and his old stomping grounds took advantage of his new celebrity status.
I guess cursing on air isn’t as good for a career in broadcast journalism as some thought.