Viewers of CBS affiliate KTVA-TV in Anchorage, Alaska were jolted Sunday evening during the station’s newscast as reporter Charlo Greene dropped an F-bomb, disclosed that she was the owner of a cannabis club in the city and informed the audience she was quitting her TV job.
“Fuck it, I quit,” Greene said with a shrug at the close of a report about efforts to decriminalize marijuana in the state, which will vote on the issue in November.
Greene disclosed that she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club and that she was quitting to devote “all of my energies to fighting for for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.”
KTVA anchor Alexis Fernandez looked momentarily stunned before apologizing to viewers. On Monday morning, KTVA had an apology from news director Bert Rudman posted on its website:
“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.”
Greene later posted an explanation of her decision on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.