Who’s up for some of the funniest and/or best TV news bloopers of 2013?
As we are about to ring in the New Year, which has already happened in some countries, you might enjoy some of the best (or perhaps worst — depending upon your perspective) moments from television journalism, or so-called journalism, in the year 2013 from YouTube.
Many of these embarrassing moments are Freudian slips of the tongue –- i.e., the reporter or anchor accidentally goes off script and blurts out a racy word. Given the amount of television news that is churned out over the course of a year, it is amazing there isn’t even more highlights (or lowlights) available. The blooper reels also contain your random drunk or nude along with an increasing bystander videobomb trend during live shots, as well as studio anchors who don’t realize they are on the air or lapse into uncontrollable laughter.
Local TV in particular seems to be a target-rich environment for news bloopers. While this is all in fun, history has shown, unfortunately, that that local TV news anchoring or reporting that goes viral can be hazardous to a journalist’s career. For example, as The Inquisitr previously reported, everyone probably remembers A.J. Clemente’s curse-filled one-and-done anchoring debut in North Dakota (the sequence appears in the embed above). Earlier this month, KSN TV (Wichita) anchor Justin Kraemer was heard over the air saying “let’s get the f*** out of here” as the closing credits rolled for a Saturday evening news broadcast. By Monday, he was out of a job. This sequence appears in news blooper reel part 2 below.
Too recent to make it into either compilation, KUTV (Salt Lake City) reporter Brooke Graham passed out while doing a live field report about how to learn cross-country skiing. She managed to quickly recover, however, and professionally continued the interview with good-natured aplomb. The very good news from this TV news report is that she’s fine.