Forget “good night and good luck.” One Alaska news anchor offered a sign-off for the ages on Sunday evening.
Charlo Greene, a reporter for Anchorage-based television station KTVA, revealed that she was at the center of the story she had just covered, telling viewers that she is the owner of an area cannabis club.
“Now 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.”
And then came the profane, sure-to-be-viral on-air resignation.
“And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but: Fuck it, I quit,” she said, giving a final shrug and walking off the set.
The woman who served as anchor of that night’s telecast was left reeling.
“Alright, we apologize for that. We’ll be — we’ll be right back. Pardon for us,” the clearly flustered anchor said.
Visitors to the CBS affiliate’s website are currently given an apology, as well.
“We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight,” KTVA’s executive news director Bert Rudman said in the message. “The employee has been terminated.”