Maria Athens Wiki – Maria Athens Biography
Maria Athens is a news anchor for the local Fox and ABC affiliated news stations in Alaska. She is in the headlines for posting a video to her professional Facebook page last Friday, October 9th alleging The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska Ethan Berkowitz posted an illicit photo of himself to “an underage girls website.”
She describes herself on her Facebook about as a FOX, ABC, CW, NEWSNET and Alaska Lead News Anchor and executive producer. She is a Seton Hall University Alumnus with an MA Diplomacy & International Relations & BA Political Science.
Maria Athens Age
Maria Athens’s age is unknown.
Maria Athens & Ethan Berkowitz Affair
On Monday, October 12th, the Mayor of Anchorage admitted to an “inappropriate messaging relationship” with a local TV news anchor who lodged bizarre and unsubstantiated allegations against him.
“I apologize to the people of Anchorage for a major lapse in judgement I made several years ago when I had a consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship with reporter Maria Athens,” Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said in a statement.
Just when you think it could not get any more loose, here is a statement form @mayorethananc where he admits to a "consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship with reporter Maria Athens." pic.twitter.com/kfmIl3pdFZ
— The Alaska Landmine (@alaskalandmine) October 13, 2020
The anchor claimed the accusations were coming from “reliable sources” and said the story would be airing later that night. An investigation by Anchorage police and the FBI into the allegations found no criminal conduct, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Berkowitz blasted the initial claims as “slanderous” and “categorically false” in a Friday statement.
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Later on Friday, Athens posted to her Facebook page a nude image purporting to be Berkowitz, along with the mayor’s initial statement.
Maria Athens Arrest & Charges
The anchor was also arrested at work later that day for punching the station manager, whom she was also romantically involved with, the Anchorage Daily News reported, citing court documents.
Athens acted out at her Saturday arraignment, the newspaper reported, interrupting the court with frequent outbursts. “I have pancreatitis!” the news anchor said. She also said she needed to get back to work by Monday, the report said.
It’s unclear if Athens is still employed by the news stations. She was charged with misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for her alleged fight at the news station.