Maria Downey

Chief Anchor & Sr. Executive Producer

Connect With Me

Maria Downey has been with Channel 2 News since 1985. She is currently the Assistant News Director and co-anchor for the "News Hour" while she continues to report on top issues throughout the state, including consumer-related issues.

Maria was born in New York and spent the first 11 years of her life on Long Island. Her family then moved to Fort Lauderdale, where she lived until her move to Alaska in 1981. She is a 1980 graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she received a bachelor's degree in broadcast Journalism with a minor in political science. While attending school Maria was a reporter and anchor for the local PBS TV and radio station.

Maria was married to Ron Downey in 1981. They have been blessed with two children, Erin and Michael. The family enjoys just about everything Alaska has to offer and also enjoys traveling Outside.

The "extended" Downey family includes two horses, Macy and Wesley, and a sheltie named Sable.

Maria has received numerous statewide journalism awards throughout the years, along with regional and national honors for her investigative work in Alaska and stories that brought her to other nations, including Russia, Japan, Mexico, Ireland and Vietnam.

Maria considers Alaska home and is thrilled to be part of the Channel 2 News family. Have a consumer story idea? Send her an email.

NBC News Headlines

Russia timeline: Key players, meetings and investigation details

As special counsel Mueller continues his inquiries into Russia collusion in the 2016 election, new information continues to be added to the timeline of facts.

CVS apologizes after police called over black customer's coupon

The two employees who were involved are "no longer employed by CVS Health," the company said in a statement on Monday.

DNA used to catch man who taunted cops over child's rape and murder

John Miller admitted to detectives that he abducted, raped and then strangled April Tinsley to death before dumping her body, according to a police affidavit.

Amazon's Prime Day faces worker strikes in Europe

Amazon said it expected only a fraction of its 12,000 workers in Germany to join the strike, and that there would be no impact on Prime Day deliveries.

Thai cave rescuer mulls legal action over Elon Musk 'pedo' slur

Cave explorer Vern Unsworth said Musk's mini-submarine device was a "PR stunt."