On-Air Shocker: Reporter Quits in Vulgar Fashion
KTVA's Charlo Greene says she'll work for marijuana legalization, utters F-bomb
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2014 9:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Reporter Charlo Greene feels passionately about marijuana legalization in the state of Alaska. So passionate, in fact, that she outed herself as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in last night's 10pm news broadcast on Anchorage's KTVA, then made another shocking declaration. "[I'll] be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," Greene said, as per KTUU. "And as for this job—well, not that I have a choice, but f--- it, I quit." Greene's public push to follow in Colorado and Washington's footsteps comes ahead of Alaska's marijuana legalization vote in November.

Greene appears to own the ACC under her real name, Charlene Egbe, according to state records; the group says it serves as a link between medial marijuana cardholders and pot suppliers. An unnamed "founder" of ACC also spoke with Alaska Dispatch News in August, but asked for anonymity due to "concern over potential repercussions from her employer." A post on KTVA's Facebook page this morning apologized for Greene's "inappropriate language" and said the "employee has been terminated" (though one commenter astutely pointed out, "I think she quit before you terminated her"). Greene seems serious about her cannabis commitment: She launched a fundraising page today on IndieGoGo seeking to crowdfund $5,000 to help keep Alaskans informed about marijuana reform.