FOX/ABC/CW (KYUR) Anchorage news anchor, Maria Athens, this week accused the mayor of Anchorage of inappropriate sexual conduct, and a sexting scandal, WITH HER. Accusations included the mayor posting a nude photo of himself on an under-age children’s website. (Not substantiated at this time).
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has admitted to the sexting affair. Athens posted the mayor’s nude photo on her Facebook account. Athens also threatened to kill the mayor and his wife. The threat came in a voicemail message Athens left the mayor.
This is her promo about the EXCLUSIVE news story which she said would air later in the evening…
Athens was unable to broadcast that exclusive. She was arrested for assault, after an altercation in the parking lot of the television station, shortly after setting up that teaser.
17 thoughts on “Bats*** Crazy News Anchor Takes Personal Battle Online & On Air”
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Anchorage TV is on fire! Athens has been fired from her job. Will she be out of the business for good? How does she look sporting a straight jacket?
I wonder if she will continue to sport that Christian cross, while wearing the straight jacket?..lol
That’s where they’ll connect the positive electrode.
That is what crazy looks like. Her chances of working in the industry are not good.
“The release from the mayor’s office said her boss at the station also disavowed the story. Messages AP left for the station manager both Friday and Monday were not immediately returned.”
If not immediately, were the calls returned ‘after a fashion’? Are they expected to be returned ‘in due course’?
I would like to get an estimate on how quickly we should expect someone to return a phone call that might stir things up even more.
The plot thickens — She allegedly accosted the station manager, who charging documents identify as her boyfriend, and she was arrested by police. She was released on bail Monday.
Maria Athens may not get another job in tv news, but she could end up with a tv mini-series or an episode of Snapped.
Interesting vocal quality.
She might land on her paws as “The Mascot’s Voice on the Barroom Floor” at the Malamute Saloon, six hours north on AK-3 in Ester, where they know how to treat a lady.
Ain’t nuthin in Ester but some dirt roads and saloons. It’s just a turn in the road.
“Tell me a bedtime story, Grandpa Hamblen.”
“A bunch of the boys wuz whoopin’ it up at the Malamute Saloon . . .”
I found this all weird behavior and wondered what she normally sounded like when not melting down. Anyway, in so doing I see that the mayor has admitted to the sexting affair…but not to posting pics to minors. I also saw that in court she said she is suffering from pancreatitis. I know of those with that and it can be painful and debilitating and even deadly. She is Greek American, hence kind of a cool made up name, This is a story on her and within it is the non watered down audio message she sent to the mayor. Warning she cussed like a sailor on steroids. https://heavy.com/news/maria-athens/
I just remembered…there was another kind of whacked lady in Anchorage a couple years ago, who did the weather…she was Black…different for Alaska, right?…Anyway, she signed off on her last weather thing, by announcing that she was quitting, in order to open a pot dispensary!…then she looked into the camera, and breezily said…”f–k off!”…does Alaska make ladies go crazy?
I think AK is like Hawaii. There is a disconnect from the rest of the US. Plus the weather being so cold and dreary. Alaska has the second-highest suicide rate in the nation.
The only logical place for her to go from here is as a crazy sidekick on a morning zoo radio show. I wonder if she was on cocaine when she made that tv report, or whether that was adrenaline.
Could be ouzo on ice made her feel so nice
made her brain kind of cloudy like her beverage
but then the beverage got the leverage and all she got
was those old Brain Cloudy Blues
I know people do it, but when you add any H2O to ouzo it turns from crystal clear to a cloudy color… I learned that on an overnight ferry ride from Piraus to Santorini.
I cannot even stand her voice.
That husky voice with some anger behind it comes off as kinda scary. I would hate to get on her bad side.