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Award-winning journalist Mary Beth McDade is a reporter and anchor for KTLA.

Prior to joining the KTLA news team, she worked at KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV as a reporter and fill-in anchor. While there, she covered everything from the passing of Anna Nicole Smith in Miami to the major earthquake that rocked Hawaii in 2006. She was also the only L.A. reporter to conduct a jailhouse interview with Skylar Deleon after he was convicted of murdering a Newport Beach couple.

Mary Beth also spent a great deal of time in New York throughout her career. She was the weekend anchor at News 12 Long Island, where she often hosted its weekly news talk shows “Ad Issue” and “Reporter Roundtable.” When she wasn’t behind the anchor desk at the 24-hour news channel, she was out pounding the pavement as a general assignment reporter and putting together blockbuster investigative series. She won a Long Island Press Club Award and a Gilbert Award for her “Gangs of Long Island” series.

Mary Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Manhattan College where she was a member of both the communications and the government and politics honor societies. She graduated with honors.

Recent Articles
  • Kenia Buckner is shown in a family photo.

    Ex-Boyfriend Accused of Fatally Shooting Woman in Bellflower: LASD

    Homicide detectives are investigating in Bellflower after a woman’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her to death Monday afternoon. Kenia Buckner, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 16000 block of Cornuta Avenue around 1:35 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “She’s a good girl. I don’t know who would ever think to do her like that,” said Karena Hinton, the victim’s friend. Buckner’s ex-boyfriend, Antowan Parker, 27, showed up at her apartment and allegedly shot her with a […]

  • Police found two people shot to death inside a car that had crashed into a front yard in Pomona on Jan. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman Found Shot to Death Inside Car That Crashed Into Pomona Yard: Police

    A man and a woman were found fatally shot inside a crashed car in Pomona late Friday morning, police said. Officers responded to a shooting call in the 2200 block of Larchmont Street just after 11 a.m. and discovered the crashed vehicle in the front yard of a residence, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department. Two victims were located inside the car suffering from gunshot wounds, the release said. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded […]

  • Hector Maldonado Ibarra is seen in a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on Jan. 11, 2017.

    Alleged Serial Shoplifter Arrested in Santa Ana: Police

    A man suspected of robbing several stores since March of last year has been arrested in Santa Ana, police said Wednesday. Hector Maldonado Ibarra, 29, would often take pricey women’s purses and perfumes, but also stole shirts and other apparel, from stores such as Ross and TJ Maxx, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. He added that Ibarra exchanged the merchandise for narcotics. Surveillance video captured Ibarra during several of his alleged crimes. When confronted by security guards at stores, he allegedly brandished […]

  • Los Angeles Police officials respond to an officer-involved shooting in downtown L.A. on Jan. 10, 2017. (Courtesy photo: Brennan Z)

    Man With Knife Fatally Shot by Police in Downtown; LAPD Looking Into Connection With Woman Killed Nearby

    A man who was shot and killed by police in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday was armed with a knife and LAPD officials are looking into his possible connection to a woman who was found killed in a nearby apartment building. The incident occurred about 4:50 p.m. near the intersection of 11th and Hope streets, police said. The man was armed with what police described as a large kitchen knife, which was found at the scene, Capt. Andy Neiman said. An employee […]

  • A Delta Airlines plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in this file photo. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    LAX Beefs Up Security Following Mass Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

    Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport said Friday they are beefing up security in the wake of a mass shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “Airport Police are deploying additional resources into our terminals and an increased presence in the Central Terminal Area,” LAX officials said on Twitter. “Airport Police are monitoring the situation in Florida closely. Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved.” Multiple people had been shot at Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Friday, with […]

  • Kayla Beitz who was injured in a Garden Grove hit-and-run crash in Dec. 2016 is seen in an undated photo provided by her family.

    Mother of Woman Nearly Killed in Garden Grove Hit-and-Run Crash Wants Justice for Daughter

    The mother of a woman who was severely injured in a Garden Grove hit-and-run crash last month says she wants justice for her daughter. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 5, 2017.

  • Olivia Hannah Gonzalez is shown in an image posted to a GoFundMe page created after her death.

    NoHo Woman Who Went Missing With Boyfriend Confirmed to Be Dead Near Car Wreckage in Big Sur Area

    A 20-year-old whose body was found near a wrecked car along Highway 1 in the coastal Big Sur area was identified Wednesday as a young woman from North Hollywood who went missing alongside her boyfriend. Olivia Hannah Gonzalez was positively identified, according to a spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Her family has been notified by Los Angeles police, the spokesman said. A tan sedan was located Tuesday afternoon some 325 feet down a cliff near Ragged Point, in a rugged area […]

  • Santa Monica police released this photo of a woman suspected of attacking a 7-Eleven clerk with a "sharp object" on Jan. 3, 2017.

    Woman Allegedly Attacks Santa Monica Store Clerk With ‘Sharp Object’ During Robbery Attempt: Police

    Santa Monica police are looking for a woman who allegedly attacked a Santa Monica 7-Eleven store clerk during a robbery attempt early Tuesday. The incident was reported about 6:30 a.m. at 1600 Santa Monica Boulevard. The victim was found with non-life threatening injuries and taken to a hospital. A preliminary investigation revealed the woman entered the store and attempted to steal cough syrup, police said. The clerk confronted the suspect and asked her to leave. The woman left, but returned […]

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    Deaths of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher Raise Questions About Obtaining Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

    While fans have been paying tribute to the late Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds at her two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fans of her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died one day before, are wondering why the “Star Wars” actress does not have a similar monument. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Dec. 29, 2016.