Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

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Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot
Deborah Williams, spokeswoman for "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake," a group opposing a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, speaks at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Williams addressed the media after local KTVA's Anchorage television reporter Charlo Greene, not seen, abruptly quit during a live telecast Sunday, Sept. 21, night, announcing she owned a medical marijuana company and was devoting all her efforts to getting the ballot measure passed. Alaska voters will decide in November whether to join Washington and Colorado in decriminalizing pot. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug.

After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night’s broadcast, KTVA’s Charlo Greene identified herself as the business’s owner and said she would be devoting all her energy to fighting for “freedom and fairness.” She then used an expletive to quit her job, and walked off-camera.

In a statement on KTVA’s website, news director Bert Rudman apologized for Greene’s “inappropriate language” and said she was terminated.

Alaska voters decide Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational pot. Measure 2 would be similar to Washington and Colorado’s legalization laws.

Information from: KTVA-TV , http://www.ktva.com



 

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