"Fuck It!" TV Reporter Quits on Air to Advocate for Legal Pot

By Shawn Dwyer 09/22/14

KTVA reporter Charlo Greene wins the internet, as she hilariously exited her reporting job to continue running the Alaska Cannabis Club.

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While some may offer their employer two weeks notice before moving on to greener pastures, an Anchorage TV news reporter found a more creative way to leave her job.

The aptly named Charlo Greene, a reporter for CBS affiliate KTVA, left her job on Sunday evening by announcing on air her decision to quit in order to maintain her ownership of the Alaska Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana collective that seeks to provide "safe access to a wide variety of medication, including dried herbs, medibles and...concentrates."

"Everything you 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," Greene said on air.

"And as for this job," Greene continued, "Well, not that I have a choice, but fuck it, I quit."

She then shrugged and proceeded to walk off camera, prompting the producer to cut away to a stunned KTVA news anchor who quickly "apologized" for Greene's colorful exit.

A short while later, the station's news director, Bert Rudman, wrote another apology on KTVA's Facebook page. "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 wrote. A meaningless gesture, since Greene had already quit.

The next day, Greene explained in a video posted on YouTube why she exited her job, saying that "there comes a time in each and every one of our lives when we must choose to continue to spectate, or stand up for what's right."

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