You may have heard the story last week about the news anchor who muttered “Let’s get the f**k out of here,” into a hot mic. As it turns out, he was still on the air as the news’s closing screen was still broadcasting on TV. The hot mic resulted in many of the listeners hearing the man’s comment, and a new update has just come out.
It turns out that the anchor, Justin Kraemer, was let go after his slip. He stated that, “I’m embarrassed. 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.”
None the less, people were able to record the clip and post it to Youtube, immortalizing the obscenity Kraemer said on air forever.
Now, the anchor doesn’t seem to feel extremely bad about the incident saying that the past weekend was surreal and fascinating. He went on to mention, “I’m not sure I would wish it on anybody, but honestly I really don’t know how to put into words how surreal and bizarre the last few days have been.”
Perhaps the reason he seemingly doesn’t care about his actions is because he was on his way out. Kraemer told The Wichita Eagle, that he was planning on leaving KSNW-TV even before the incident happened.
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Unverified sources have speculated that the man had already received a position elsewhere—a potential reason for his resignation. Gawker claimed that Kraemer, “was recently hired by Colorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA, and last weekend was to be his final weekend at KSN,” but this has proved to be false. Director of Marketing, Sydney Rubin, told Mr. Conservative, “Directly from our general manager, ‘Despite reports, Justin Kraemer will not be working at KOAA.'”
Kraemer demonstrates his casual attitude stating, “I don’t anticipate any problems. I’m pretty positive I’m going to end up landing on my feet, so I’m encouraged by that.”
Do you think the anchor will be able to find work elsewhere?