KTVA 11 News issued an on-air apology Monday night after one of its reporters made a jaw-dropping exit that went instantly viral around the world.
Charlo Greene, a reporter for Alaska's KTVA, announced Sunday night that she would be leaving to focus her efforts on legalizing marijuana, declaring, " f--k it, I quit," right before walking off camera. The departure was so dramatic that KTVA 11 News Director Bert Rudman had to break into the network's programing the next night and apologize, stressing that Greene's actions were "unacceptable and cannot be tolerated."
"By now many of you have seen one of our reporters use inappropriate language and quit her job during Sunday night’s newscast," Rudman said. "We apologize." He also noted that Greene had reported on a business she owned, violating a basic journalistic tenet.
Greene gave her own explanation for her actions on Monday in a YouTube clip describing her deep passion for people's rights and fairness for all Alaskans.
"Advocating for freedom and fairness should be everyone's duty," she said. "I'm making it my life work to uphold what America stands for truly."
Read the full apology from KTVA 11 News here.