A.J. Clemente -- the young man who made national headlines and appeared on morning and late-night talk shows after being fired for unleashing a string of expletives on live TV during his first day as co-anchor for a news station in North Dakota -- has landed himself a new job.
A.J. Clemente was fired for swearing on air on his first day as co-anchor of this local news station. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
The West Virginia University alum is now employed as a bartender at a restaurant in Dewey Beach, Delaware.
Speaking with the gossip site RumorFix, Clemente said he's working at Table and Taproom for $2.23 an hour plus tips.
A couple tweets from the Clemente confirmed his new employment:
The Table and Taproom was previously Captain's Table, which just this year got a make-over with a new concept from its owners, is located on Route 1 between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
Clemente got his 15 minutes of fame in April when he began his career with NBC affiliate KFYR-TV in Bismark, which quickly ended after he cursed not realizing he was on air.
Clemente apologized and called a "rookie mistake," but the video of his gaffe had already gone viral. Clemente soon ended up with appearances on the “Today” show, “Live with Kelly and Michael” and others.
This image released by NBC shows hosts Savannah Guthrie, left, and Matt Lauer, center, with news anchor A.J. Clemente on the "Today" show, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in New York. Clemente was fired Monday after he opened his first-ever broadcast with obscenities on Sunday. (Photo: AP/NBC, Peter Kramer)
Here's Clemente on Letterman:
This job might not be the ESPN career he was hoping for but at least he's employed.
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(H/T: Fox News Latino)