Charlo Greene

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Charlo Greene (born Charlene Egbe) is a 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. 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. The resulting video went viral and has raised some criticism over Greene's conflict of interest as she had reported on her own business. On October 16, 2014 High Times awarded Greene its Courage in Media Award at their 40th anniversary party in New York. Elle has also listed Greene as one of the "13 Most Potent Women in the Pot Industry" in October 2014.

After quitting Greene opened an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for marijuana reform and has raised over $11,000. In November 2014 the Alaska Public Offices Commission served Greene with a subpoena, alleging that she had violated campaign disclosure laws regarding Ballot Measure 2, a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Alaska. 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. 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. 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.


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. 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.