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Anchor fired following on-air expletive

Dec. 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM   |   Comments

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A TV news anchor in Kansas, fired for saying a vulgar word on the air, concedes it was "extraordinarily unprofessional" of him.

Justin Kraemer, who had worked in an on-air capacity for KSN-TV, Wichita, Kan., since 2008 and had been a fill-in anchor since 2012, said Monday he understands why he was fired following Saturday night's news broadcast, which ended with him saying, "Let's get the [expletive] out of here," the Wichita Eagle reported Wednesday.

The cameras had cut away from the anchors and the end-of-broadcast music had played but Kraemer's microphone was still on when he said the dirty word.

"I'm embarrassed," Kraemer said Monday. "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 said he understands the decision to fire him. He said it was "surreal" to see the clip go viral online.

He said he does not believe the firing will jeopardize his future.

"I don't anticipate any problems," he said. "I'm pretty positive I'm going to end up landing on my feet, so I'm encouraged by that."

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