All The Things You Shouldn’t Say While On Live TV

Ron Burgendy

Television reporters have zero chill. Don’t believe us? Check out this timeline of TV news folks losing their composure while the cameras were rolling.


Sometime in 2008 

Isaiah Carey goes 0-100 real quick after a fly has the audacity to fly in his mouth while reporting a story….and then there was this chick who just wanted to be out.

April 2012

Susan Candiotti, a CNN correspondent read the words “f***ing n***er” on air as part of her report. Candiotti later sent out an apology along with NBC, however, the editor of the story was terminated.

April 2013 

If this doesn’t take the fail of all fails I don’t know what does. Rookie reporter AJ Clemente started his very first broadcast with the words: “F***ing sh*t.” He was terminated shortly after.

June 2013

This rookie reporter by the name of Lindsay Nadrich dropped not one, but two f-bombs during her news report on strawberry picking.

“Despite the rain, I do have to tell you it’s worth the drive and worth fighting this rain condition,” said Nadrich before adding, “F*** me! I can’t even f***ing talk.”

As if the double f-bombs weren’t enough, she’s also seen picking a wedgie. Talk about embarrassing. At least this wasn’t technically her fault. The recording wasn’t live so the error was actually the editor’s. There’s no way those last few seconds should have made it out.

Local Reporter f Bomb

December 2013 

KSN news anchor Justin Kraemer almost made it out in the clear. Shortly after signing off Kraemer is heard telling his co-anchors, “let’s get the f*** out of here.” He was terminated for the incident.

September 2014

Let’s not forget about Charlo Green who recently dropped the f-bomb on air and quit her job at the same damn time (as if she would have been able to keep it after that stunt).

September 2014

Ahhh, September…the “no f***s given” month. Just take a whiff.

ESPN’s Bill Simmons has been suspended for three weeks after—not so much cursing—but calling NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “liar” during his podcast. Would it have made a difference if there were no f-bombs involved? Maybe it had something to do with Simmons calling out his bosses during the podcast.

I really hope someone calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell. If one person says that to me, I’m going public. You leave me alone. The commissioner is a liar, and I get to talk about that on my podcast. Please, call me and say I’m in trouble, I dare you.”—Bill Simmons

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