Charlo Greene – Wikipedia

Charlo Greene (born Charlene Egbe on March 23, 1988[3]) is an American businesswoman and former reporter/anchor for KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska. Greene received media notice after she quit her job on-air while covering a story on the Alaska Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana organization in Alaska.[4] In the news spot Greene revealed that she was the business owner of the club and used profanity after explaining that she was quitting in order to devote more time to advocate for marijuana reform in Alaska.[5] The resulting video went viral, accumulating several millions views across various online platforms, and has raised some criticism over Greene’s conflict of interest as she had reported on her own business.[6][7][8]

On October 16, 2014 High Times awarded Greene its Courage in Media Award at their 40th anniversary party in New York.[9]Elle has also listed Greene as one of the “13 Most Potent Women in the Pot Industry” in October 2014.[10]

Contents

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Background
    • 2.1 Arrest
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Early life and education[edit]

Greene attended high school in Anchorage, Alaska and attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast News.[1] She worked as an intern and production assistant at KXAS and KDAF in Dallas prior to becoming an anchor/reporter for WOAY and WOWK in West Virginia, WRWR in Georgia, WJHL in Tennessee, and KTVA in Alaska.

Background[edit]

Following her highly publicized departure from KTVA, Greene opened an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for marijuana reform and has raised over $10,000.[6][11] In November 2014, the Alaska Public Offices Commission served Greene with a subpoena, alleging that she had violated campaign finance disclosure laws regarding Alaska Measure 2 (2014), a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Alaska.[12] Greene objected to the subpoena stating that the funding was to be used toward worldwide marijuana advocacy and was not specifically earmarked for Ballot Measure 2.[13] The commission rejected the subpoena noting that while Greene’s organization did not appear to violate campaign disclosure laws, she must still comply with the ongoing investigation.[14]

In January 2015, Greene and the Alaska Cannabis Club were evicted from a building they had been renting, a former Kodiak Bar and Grill location in Anchorage, for failing to obtain insurance in a timely manner.[15] After being evicted, Charlo continued to fight with her former neighbor, going as far as to get a temporary restraining order issued against her for “stalking and threatening sexual assault”. She also got a temporary restraining order against her former landlord at the Kodiak Bar the same day. A judge later denied her petition for both short and long-term orders. [16]

Arrest[edit]

Greene’s cannabis club was raided in June 2016 by local police.[17] She was subsequently arrested and charges; if convicted on multiple charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance, Greene could face up to 54 years in prison.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b “Charlo Greene (profile)”. WOKTV (archived). Archived from the original on May 5, 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ “Charlo Greene (profile)”. KTVA. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Maxwell, Zach. “Delusional, self centered, Alaskan anchor who quit her job on-air attended UTA”. The Arlington Voice. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Pallotta, Frank. “Alaska reporter: ‘F*** it, I quit'”. CNN. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  5. ^ HOOTON, CHRISTOPHER. “‘F*ck it, I quit’: KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion”. Independent. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Romano, Andrea. “The ‘F*ck It’ Reporter Talks Weed, Snoop Dogg and Going Viral”. Mashable. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ “Up In Smoke! Alaskan Reporter Charlo Greene Profanely Quits On The Air, With Ulterior Motive In Mind”. Radar Online. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Gould, Emily. “Quitting your job in public feels great. Until you don’t get another one”. The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Smith, Stephanie. “‘F—-k it, I quit’ reporter Charlo Greene to get High Times award”. New York Post. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  10. ^ NATHAN GERSON, MERISSA. “THE 13 MOST POTENT WOMEN IN THE POT INDUSTRY”. Elle. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Greene, Charlo. “Alaska Cannabis Club’s freedom & fairness fight”. IndieGoGo. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Caldwell, Suzanna. “APOC, marijuana activist Charlo Greene clash over campaign disclosure questions”. Alaska Dispatch Laws. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Caldwell, Suzanna. “APOC: Marijuana activist Greene must comply with subpoena”. Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  14. ^ “Charlo Greene, Alaska television reporter and pot activist, investigated”. The Grio. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  15. ^ Klint, Chris. “Charlo Greene evicted from Anchorage cannabis ‘clubhouse'”. KTUU. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  16. ^ “Disputes between Anchorage marijuana activist and neighbor lead to restraining orders, arrest”. Alaska Dispatch News. 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  17. ^ “Cops Raid Pot Club Owned by Charlo Greene, Reporter Who Quit on Air”. NBC News. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  18. ^ Levin, Sam (2016-09-29). “Reporter who quit on air to fight for pot legalization faces decades in prison”. The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 

External links[edit]

  • Alaska Cannabis Club

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