Published on 6 Mar 2014 Sections , ,

Russia Today presenter Liz Wahl quits live on air

“I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government, that whitewashes the actions of Putin”: RT Presenter Liz Wahl quits live on air in protest over her network’s coverage.

Presenter Liz Wahl, who worked for the Russian funded RT-America formerly known as Russia Today, has resigned live on air in protest over the network’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

She said: “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government, that whitewashes the actions of Putin”.

The Washington-based reporter made an impassioned speech at the end of her 5pm news bulletin about how her family had come to the US during the Hungarian revolution to escape Soviet forces, before saying that this would be her last report for the station.

Ms Wahl later told The Daily Beast that RT’s coverage in general “made me feel sick”.