REPORTER THREATENS TO KILL ANCHORAGE MAYOR ON VOICEMAIL
Maria “Maureen” Athens is the Alaska-based news anchor who was arrested in relation to a sexting scandal involving the mayor of Anchorage, Ethan Berkowitz. On October 12, Berkowitz, 58, said in a statement that he engaged in an “inappropriate messaging relationship” with Athens, 41.
Berkowitz, a Democrat, was elected to his second and final term as Anchorage mayor in 2018. Since 2000, Berkowitz has been married to his wife, Dr. Mara Kimmel. The couple has two children together.
Athens wrote in a blog in 2004 that she is “a Greek-American from San Francisco, California.” According to an online resume, Athens has been based in Alaska since October 2015. Previously, Athens worked as a reporter in New York City and in Athens, Greece.
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