TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

She had planned this exit for about a month

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The news director at the Anchorage television station where a reporter quit in a four-letter word flourish has apologized for the reporter’s actions.

Charlo Greene reported Sunday about the Alaska Cannabis Club. At the end of the report, she disclosed that she was the owner of the club, and vowed to lead the fight to legalize pot in Alaska. Voters will decide whether to decriminalize in the November election.

She then issued the four-letter sign off before walking off the set.

KTVA news director Bert Rudman posted an apology Monday on the station’s website. He says Greene had a personal and business stake in the issue she was reporting but didn’t disclose that to management. He says that betrayed the basic bedrock of journalism, and that breach is unacceptable and can’t be tolerated.

Greene told The Associated Press that she had planned this exit for about a month, and no one at the station knew about it.

Watch the full report in the video above provided by CNN.

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