KELLY RIPA AND MICHAEL STRAHAN SURPRISE FIRED NORTH DAKOTA ANCHOR A.J. CLEMENTE WITH OFFER OF ONE-NIGHT GIG
Viral Video Sensation to Act as Celebrity Correspondent for "LIVE with Kelly and Michael"
Clemente to Cover Red Carpet Event Tonight, Return to 'LIVE' Thursday, April 25, 2013
NEW YORK, NY - April 24, 2013 -- On today's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan sat down in-studio with recently-hired, recently-fired North Dakota anchor A.J. CLEMENTE to talk about the circumstances that brought him Internet fame and thrust him into the national spotlight.
After explaining the situation that led to his live, on-air blunder on a Bismarck, North Dakota newscast, Ripa and Strahan made the fledgling broadcaster an offer. "You're a native New Yorker. And one thing about New Yorkers, we believe in giving second chances, man," Strahan said. "So, we have a challenge for you, if you're willing to accept it. We're going to send you to cover the star-studded Red Carpet premiere of Pierce Brosnan's new movie, 'Love Is All You Need'." Clemente accepted, and will act as celebrity correspondent tonight for the nationally-syndicated morning talk show.
Clemente will return to "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" tomorrow morning, Thursday, April 25, to recap the event and show his work.
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