Here’s KTVA’s news director Bert Rudman’s official response to reporter Charlo Greene’s abrupt, profanity laden on-air departure on Sunday night:
By now many of you have seen one of our reporters use inappropriate language and quit her job during Sunday night’s newscast. We apologize.
In addition, she had a personal and business stake in the issue she was reporting, but did not disclose that interest to us. This betrayed the basic bedrock of responsible journalism.
At KTVA we strive to live up to the highest journalistic standards of fairness and transparency. Sunday’s breach of those standards is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.
Thank you for watching our news broadcasts and be reassured our mission is to present the kind of journalism that lets you make informed decisions about the community in which we all live.