KSN anchor Justin Kraemer
fired after on-air expletive
Justin Kraemer, who had been a fill-in anchor on KSN News since July of 2012, was fired Monday after accidentally uttering an on-air expletive.
Courtesy of Justin Kraemer
, who had been a fill-in anchor on KSN News
since July of 2012, was fired Monday after accidentally uttering an on-air expletive.
At the start of the 10 p.m. newscast on Saturday, KSN weekend anchor Justin Kraemer
was about to complete what he
called a very long day.
By 10 p.m. on Monday, Kraemer
was a former KSN
anchor whose accidental on-air expletive had been seen by more than 1 million viewers on YouTube
, written about on national websites such as the Huffington Post
and joked about on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Kraemer, an on-air reporter and fill-in anchor at KSN since 2008, could be heard at the end of KSNs Saturday-night newscast muttering to his co-anchors, Lets get the (expletive) out of here.
The show had come to an end, the cameras had already cut away from the anchors, who had signed off, and the end-of-broadcast music had played.
On Monday morning, Kraemer
was let go from the station a decision he
Im embarrassed, he
I did something extraordinarily unprofessional.
Its something thats drilled into you from the minute you start in this business to always consider the microphones hot.
By Monday afternoon, Kraemer
said, the story of his
slipup had gone viral an experience he
describes as surreal.
At the end of their 10 oclock news on Saturday, anchorman Justin Kraemer
said something I think many of us say at the end of our workday, Kimmel said before airing the clip.
Unfortunately for him, he
said it on live television.
The past couple of days have been hard to describe, said Kraemer
, who grew up in New York state and studied at Syracuse University
Its a fascinating process to go viral, he
Im not sure I would wish it on anybody, but honestly I really dont know how to put into words how surreal and bizarre the last few days have been.
said that his
time at KSN
was coming to a close before his
didnt want to discuss where hes headed or whether hell continue in broadcast, he
indicated that hed lined up his
I dont anticipate any problems, he
removed all information about Kraemer
from its website on Monday.
had a problem almost immediately after he
went off the air on Saturday.
was walking toward the sink to wash off his
on-air makeup when the phone on his
It was a viewer.
About two minutes after the broadcast ended, the first phone call came in, he
As soon as I got off the phone with that person, I think every phone within a 10-block radius started ringing.
First thing on Monday morning, the station informed Kraemer
that it would be best if they moved forward without me.
had no issue with his
former employer and understood the decision.
said hell definitely be leaving Wichita, a town he
enjoyed living in, and hes sorry hes going out on this note.
has a theory as to why his
accident has gotten so much attention and that reason is the subject of the parody in the Anchorman movies.
You want to know why it struck a chord? he
Because TV news has got a lot of issues right now, and one of the biggest issues with TV news is that a strong argument can be made that its insincere and fake, he
At least Im real.
anchor Justin Kraemer
fired after on-air expletive