NBC News reporter curses twice while on air – claims technical difficulties

Jami Ganz

New York Daily News

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That’s one way to sum up election madness.

NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian sparked confusion and laughs Tuesday following an on-air bluff during “MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin.”

Melvin was introducing the reporter, who covers national security and intelligence, to discuss the Trump administration’s widely criticized handling of the transition process with President-elect Joe Biden’s team when Dilanian suddenly uttered, “S—t.”

In case any viewers thought they’d imagined the oddity, Dilanian followed up by saying, “F—k,” only to be cut off by Melvin, who cited “technical difficulties.”


Later in the hour, Dilanian was reintroduced to finally discuss the political mess at hand.

“Hey, Craig, I want to sincerely apologize to viewers who may have heard me use profanity at the top of the last hit,” Dilanian began, before explaining the “potential impact” of the administration’s “resistance” to acknowledge Biden’s win.

Shortly after the show wrapped, Dilanian again apologized, this time on Twitter, attributing the mishap to the year from hell.

“So sorry for the profanity I used on last hour. I was experiencing some technical difficulties and mistakenly hung up on the control room, though my mic was still on. Perils of playing producer, cameraman and tech support all at the same time from home. #2020,” he tweeted, signing off with the emoji smiling upside down.

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