Video: Alaska reporter explains why she swore and quit her job on live TV

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Well, that’s one way to quit your job.

While doing a news segment on the Alaska Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana organization in Alaska, reporter Charlo Greene made a grand exit from her position at CBS affiliate KTVA in Alaska.

Greene revealed that she actually owns the marijuana club she was reporting on, and then quit her TV gig with some choice words live on air.

“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the 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,” Greene said on air. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f*** it, I quit.”

Scroll down to watch video which includes Greene’s last live television appearance and her explanation for marijuana advocacy.  ***WARNING – the video contains offensive language. 

The fact that Greene was so closely tied to an issue she was reporting on is a conflict of interest that would have forced her to step down, even if she hadn’t made a vulgar statement.

The ex-reporter told the Alaska Dispatch News that her dramatic exit was her attempt to bring attention to the issue of marijuana legalization, and apologized for offending anyone.

Not long after the on-air incident, Greene created an Indiegogo campaign to raise funding ahead of the state’s November 4 vote on legalizing recreational marijuana.

“As a member of the media, I’ve seen the dirty campaign tricks and lies that prohibitionists have been using over the past several months to sway Alaskan voters firsthand,” she wrote in a statement on the funding site.

Greene also posted a YouTube video explaining her position.

Meanwhile, after Charlo’s on-air outburst, KTVA apologized profusely, on air and off.

“We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight,” KTVA-11’s news director Bert Rudman wrote on the station’s Facebook page. “The employee has been terminated.”

***WARNING – the video below contains offensive language. 

9 comments

  • jrandl

    Marijuana means back to welfare.Those people are not going to work for a living, who would hire a pot smoking idiot.They make good democrats though dont they.

    • Jalawa

      Your comment is incredibly ignorant. Just try to do a little research instead of just running off at the mouth.You obviously know nothing about the people who smoke marijuana. It’s just easier to take your typical republican bull-headed stance rather than keep an open mind and maybe learn something.

  • Anon Man

    It is true…clearly when the founding father wrote, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, they clearly meant smoking a doob.

  • Mr. Boots

    You know what else is stupid? Actually let’s make it a game. YOU get to choose what’s more stupid!

    1) Using your full name on a website and making a racist comment and endangering your career.

    2) Impersonating somebody from WQAD and making a racist comment and endangering their career on the WQAD site.

  • zakkremi

    Everyone I went to college with that smoked pot ended up failing out because they would rather sit in their room and smoke and play video games than go to class. People on marijuana are lazy!!

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