One year anniversary: Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s resignation, Dunbar’s defense


Oct. 13, 2020, former Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigned, after nearly five and half years serving as mayor of Alaska’s largest city. He has barely been seen or heard from since.

The day before, he had admitted to engaging in a salacious relationship with then-news anchor Maria Athens, who posted a photo on Facebook that looked like the bare-naked backside of Berkowitz.

She also accused him of posting nude selfies on a website for older men interested in dating underage girls.

“It is with profound sadness and humility that I resign as mayor of the municipality of Anchorage,” Berkowitz said in a statement that night. He didn’t actually read the

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