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Alaska TV News Reporter Quits On Air to Run Marijuana Business

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Viewers of CBS affiliate Ktva-tv in Anchorage, Alaska were jolted Sunday evening during the station’s newscast as reporter Charlo Greene dropped an F-bomb, disclosed that she was the owner of a cannabis club in the city and informed the audience she was quitting her TV job.

“Fuck it, I quit,” Greene said with a shrug at the close of a report about efforts to decriminalize marijuana in the state, which will vote on the issue in November.

Greene disclosed that she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club and that she was quitting to devote “all of my energies to fighting for for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.”

Ktva anchor Alexis Fernandez looked momentarily stunned before apologizing to viewers. On Monday morning, Ktva had an apology from news director Bert Rudman posted on its website:

“We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language »


- Variety Staff

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Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch, Howard Stern ‘Wack Packer,’ Dies at 39

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Eric Lynch, a regular on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radioshow, died Saturday, according to his manager. He was 39.

Johnny Fratto, his manager and longtime friend, broke the news Sunday on Twitter. SiriusXM’s official Twitter also released a message regarding his death.

I am so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric "The Actor" Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon!!! pic.twitter.com/6aH9LdFEWW

— Johnny Fratto (@Johnnyfratto) September 21, 2014

Rest in peace, Eric the Actor. We love you.

— SiriusXM (@Siriusxm) September 21, 2014

According to TMZ, Fratto said Lynch was rushed to a Sacramento hospital on Saturday after he began to have heart problems. He died in the hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

No official cause of death has been announced yet.

Lynch, also known as “Eric the Midget,” began calling Stern’s show in 2002, and quickly built up a reputation among those on the show »

- Alex Stedman

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