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Ethan Berkowitz, Anchorage mayor, resigns over Maria Athens affair, nude photo threat

Added 10-14-20 12:22:02am EST - “The mayor of Alaska's largest city submitted his resignation Tuesday evening, four days after an anchorwoman at a local television station threatened to report he had posted nude photos of himself on a website.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Anchorage mayor resigns over TV anchor affair, nude photo threat”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The mayor of Alaska’s largest city submitted his resignation Tuesday evening, four days after an anchorwoman at a local television station threatened to report he had posted nude photos of himself on a website.

Ethan Berkowitz adamantly denied her allegations, but on Monday admitted he had an inappropriate relationship with Maria Athens, the anchor at a Fox/ABC combined station in Anchorage.

“It is with profound sadness and humility that I resign as mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage,” he said in a statement read at the Anchorage Assembly meeting by his chief of staff, Jason Bockenstedt, and later emailed to the media.

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“My resignation results from unacceptable personal conduct that has compromised my ability to perform my duties with the focus and trust that is required,” Berkowitz wrote.

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