ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When a television reporter in Alaska told viewers she was in fact the owner of the medicinal marijuana business she had just reported on, she was not done with her surprise announcements.
“Now everything you’ve 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,” reporter Charlo Greene said during Sunday evening’s broadcast. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f*** it, I quit.”
As Greene walked off camera, a shocked news anchor appeared on screen to apologize to viewers. Later, KTVA 11 News Director Bert Rudman issued a more formal apology.
“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,” Rudman posted on the station’s Facebook page.
“I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana,” Greene told the Alaska Dispatch News. “If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”
Alaskans vote for Ballot Measure 2, the legalization of marijuana, on November 4.