Wichita’s NBC affiliate, KSN, has fired an anchor who was caught dropping an f-bomb as credits rolled Saturday.
Justin Kraemer, a staffer since 2008, said what many people think at the end of a long day: “Let’s get the fuck out of here.”
But his exhortation was caught by a live mic, then broadcast across the Internet.
“I’m embarrassed,” he told the Wichita Eagle. “I did something extraordinarily unprofessional. It’s something that’s drilled into you from the minute you start in this business to always consider the microphones hot.”
Kraemer says he’s getting the F out of Wichita, but he enjoyed his time there. Gawker reported he’s already got a gig in Colorado.
As for his goof heard ’round the Web?
“You want to know why it struck a chord?” he said. “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 it’s insincere and fake.
“At least I’m real. If I have an epitaph, that’s what it is.”