Two things can be said of television reporter Charlo Greene. One is that she has the courage of her convictions. The other is that her career with Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA ended with a bang, not a whimper.
CBS affiliate KTUU has the story:
A reporter for … KTVA quit on live television Sunday night, using the f-word to punctuate an announcement that she will work to legalize marijuana as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club.
The article sites corporation records that reveal the club was formed on April 20 of this year and that its founder is Charlene Egbe, Greene’s real name. Greene reported stories about the Alaska marijuana debate after the creation of the group, without disclosing her connection it.
Greene made her announcement live during the station’s 10 p.m. newscast as an inflection point on a story titled “Voting for Easier Access.” In her farewell remarks, an expurgated video of which follows, she said:
Everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.
And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice, but f**k it, I quit.
KTVA News Director Bert Rudman issued an apology on the station’s Facebook page at about 11:20 p.m.:
We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.
Alaska voters will decide in November whether to decriminalize pot.
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