Fox 9 reporter live tweets his drunken Saturday night

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Tom Lyden on Twitter
In addition to being a skilled reporter, Lyden is also no slouch when it comes to drunk tweeting, apparently.
Fox 9's Tom Lyden didn't win an award at the Regional Emmys, but he refused to let that get in the way of having a fun Saturday night in downtown Minneapolis.

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That much is clear from reading Lyden's tweets, which progressed from slightly saucy at 9 p.m. to full-blown crunked a few hours later.

Here are the highlights, with the first tweet posted at 8:13 p.m. and the last at 12:46 a.m.:

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But Lyden's last tweet of the night is the one that'll live in infamy:

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We'll give him credit for owning it -- as of this morning, the Saturday night tweets were still visible on Lyden's timeline, nestled atop more sober links to news stories from days gone by.

:::: UPDATE ::::

We received the following note from Lyden himself this morning:
During a night of celebration I sent out a Tweet that was intended to be a little crazy and edgy. It was actually just weird and in poor taste. Let me be perfectly clear, I adore cats, including my own, and would never do them harm. I was also honored to be nominated for several Emmys. The other Tweets were fairly on the money. Jen's legs are lovely, and we had a fun evening dancing.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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29 comments
chigirl581
chigirl581

So, two female reporters get DUIs on their own time and are FIRED while this idiot sends out drunken tweets while at an industry event and representing his station and he KEEPS his job?? I hope those two females get new lawyers and sue FOX9.

darrtpac
darrtpac

This is the same idiot that writes stories for the former  Ramsey County Sheriff Bob fletcher whenever he calls him.  A couple of class act guys.....

Carla Mayer
Carla Mayer

Big Deal, sounds like a fun guy. Gay or straight who cares!

Maria Gallagher
Maria Gallagher

Seems like he has a drinking problem. He's pretty belligerent during his weather reports and can't take a joke from his peers.

Nicholas S. Goers
Nicholas S. Goers

You work at Fox 9 - The minor league for news in the Twin Cities even behind channel 45! Of course you didn't win!

patrickarmijo
patrickarmijo

@LydenFOX9 I have an App called Day One. Great short journal, can even do pics. It's like Twitter for yourself. Saves me in many occasion

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews

Lyden may have made a mistake, but he owned up to it. That's how he is.

Sebastian Galdames
Sebastian Galdames

If I worked at Fox 9 I would go out and get hammered too. As for the cats? Clearly the man likes his cats.

Heather Mae Linnell
Heather Mae Linnell

That guy is always getting in trouble. .. didn't he do something dumb like 10 years ago. . Something controversial? ?

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

Did he steal any tapes from parked vehicles under the guise of "aggressive reporting?"

The guy is a clown, and only employable at a circus like Faux9. But it beats working for a living. #TweetsAreYours

tomcool889
tomcool889

@Heather Mae Linnell  Seriously? Um...for the record, doing something dumb every ten years is far from "always" getting in trouble. In fact, I would say that's one of the better records held by a person in the public eye. Just sayin'...

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