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KTLA Anchor Makes Racist Joke On Air

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A KTLA anchor recently suggested on the air that bond hearings are just another part of the lives of Latino employees at El Coyote, reports The Wrap.

The anchor, Chris Schauble, added his colorful commentary during a segment with reporter Allie Mac Kay. While interviewing Billy, the manager of El Coyote, Mac Kay asked him if it really was a family atmosphere among employees at the restaurant. He replied, "That's what keeps us all together...we go to their weddings, their baptismals, we share all our good times together..."

At which point Schauble, who was at the anchor desk and couldn't be seen but could definitely be heard, added, "...their bond hearings."

Schauble is being asked by the National Hispanic Media Coalition to apologize on the air for his remark.

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UPDATE 5:09 p.m.: This isn't the first time that Schauble has been caught on camera with his proverbial pants down. In 2010, while working at KNBC, the anchor was demoted for mouthing the words "what the fuck" on the air, before realizing the shot had switched back to him.