Some people would say A.J. Clemente has used up his 15 minutes of fame. That fame, after all, was created when he was fired last April from a Bismarck TV station for cursing on the air. Oh, did we mention it was his first night on the station or anywhere professionally?
Clemente became a media darling, whisked into the national spotlight with appearances on NBC’s Today and Late Show with David Letterman. A month later, when the smoke had cleared, Clemente oddly used his new found celebrity to tend bar in Delaware for $2.23 an hour (plus tips).
Now the Bronx native is heading home.
Clemente, 25, tells Tuned In that he’s about to teach a seven-week broadcasting course at a private school in Manhattan.
“It’s to help high school international students,” Clemente says. “They have passion for the media industry and I’m just trying to help them out as I’m trying to proceed with my career.”