Democratic Anchorage Mayor Apologizes For Sexting News Anchor Who Posted Nude Photos Of Him Online

Democratic Anchorage Mayor Apologizes For Sexting News Anchor Who Posted Nude Photos Of Him Online


The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, issued a Monday apology for what he said was a “consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship” with a local news anchor.

Democratic Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, who is married, admitted to a texting relationship between him and KTBY and KYUR news anchor Maureen “Maria” Athens, according to a press release from his office obtained by the Anchorage Daily News.

“I apologize to the people of Anchorage for a major lapse in judgment I made several years ago when I had a consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship with reporter Maria Athens,” Berkowitz wrote in the statement.

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“I’m embarrassed and ashamed for the hurt I’ve caused my family and our community. I take responsibility for my actions.”

Athens reportedly posted a video to Facebook Friday, which she said was of the mayor, alongside allegations that he uploaded photos to an “underage girl’s website,” the local outlet reported.

Anchorage, Alaska/Shutterstock via Marcus Biastock

Anchorage, Alaska (Marcus Biastock/Shutterstock)

An FBI investigation cleared Berkowitz of criminal wrongdoing, and the mayor’s office released a statement calling her allegations “slanderous and “categorically false,” according to the Daily News. The Democrat also referred to Athens as “hostile

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