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NBC Photo This image released by NBC shows former news anchor A.J. Clemente on the “Today” show on April 24, 2013, in New York. Clemente was fired from a Bismarck television station after he opened his first-ever broadcast with obscenities.

Former Bismarck news anchor seeks second chance


BISMARCK — A.J. Clemente thought landing a job at Bismarck TV station would be the perfect first step toward eventually reporting for ESPN.


“I took the job as a newscaster just to get a foot in the door,” he said.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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