TV anchor drops F bomb and quits on air

Charlo Greene, Owner of Alaska Canabis Club and former news anchor
Charlo Greene, Owner of Alaska Cannabis Club and former news anchor

When people get fed up with a job and are ready to quit, sometimes they fantasize about doing it in the most dramatic way possible. That’s what KTVA-TV news anchor Charlo Greene decided to do when reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club and the legalization of medical marijuana in Alaska. It turns out that Greene is the actual president and owner of the Cannabis Club. The club is under scrutiny because it matches club members with cannabis growers for purchases, which are actually called donations. After the story aired, Greene stated “As for this job, f— it”, and walked off camera, to the shock of her news colleagues.

KTVA TV was not aware that Greene was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, nor was the station aware that Greene was going to quit her job on the air. When asked why she quit her job in such a way, she responded by saying, “Because I want to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana be more accesible … Most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients medicine. If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”

In response to the on air obscenity KTVA-TV news director, Bert Rudman, issued the following statement, “We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during our live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.”

To see the dramatic way that Charlo Greene quit her job, you can look at the video below.  Warning: explicit language.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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