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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
  • Family, Friends Host Vigil for Man Who Overdosed at Democratic Donor’s West Hollywood Home

    Family and friends gathered for a vigil on Friday night in remembrance of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old man who was found dead in West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on August 18, 2017.

  • A man died after falling from a crane he climbed at the Port of Los Angeles following a police chase on Aug. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    23-Year-Old Man Who Fell to His Death From Port of L.A. Crane After Wild Pursuit ID’d by Coroner’s Office

    A man who died after falling 160 feet from a crane at the Port of Los Angeles following a multi-city police pursuit was identified by authorities on Thursday. Lt. Smith of the L.A. County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 23-year-old James Llamas. A city of residence was not immediately known. Llamas died Wednesday night after falling off a crane located at Berth 100, which he had climbed up following a reckless chase that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. It […]

  • A man who apparently led police on three pursuits on Aug. 16, 2017, climbed a crane at the Port of Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Who Climbed Crane at Port of L.A. Following Pursuit Falls to His Death: Officials

    Update: The coroner’s office on Thursday released the name of the man who died. Read KTLA’s latest story here.¬† A suspected car thief plummeted to his death Wednesday night, hours after climbing onto a crane at the Port of Los Angeles following a reckless pursuit that spanned multiple cities and involved several agencies, officials said. The man fell off the crane, located at Berth 100, about 9:20 p.m. Within minutes, emergency personnel could be seen placing a white sheet over […]

  • Police investigate a deadly hit-and-run crash in Long Beach on Aug. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cyclist Killed Trying to Stop Hit-and-Run Driver From Fleeing Crash Scene, Police Say

    A cyclist was killed Monday morning while trying to stop a hit-and-run driver from fleeing the scene after the driver hit his friend in a Long Beach intersection, police said. Police responded to the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and East Bort Street about 1:17 a.m. after a witness called to report the crash, Long Beach Police Department Detective Watt said. Two cyclists had been crossing the street at the Long Beach Boulevard offramp of the 91 Freeway when one […]

  • A SWAT vehicle responds to a barricade situation in Pacific Palisades on Aug. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Dead After Standoff With LAPD at His Estranged Girlfriend’s Pacific Palisades Home

    A man was found dead inside a Pacific Palisades home after allegedly showing up intoxicated to see his estranged girlfriend and then opening fire following an argument, Los Angeles police said Thursday. SWAT officers were called to a barricade situation that followed a shots fired call at the home in the 1600 block of Alta Mura Road around midnight Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Brian Wendling said. A woman who ran from the residence and contacted neighborhood security guards […]

  • File photo of a customer purchasing a Powerball lottery ticket. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Both Top $300 Million

    Lottery hopefuls were lining up Wednesday as both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have topped $300 million. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 9, 2017.

  • ‘Documented Gang Member’ Fatally Shot His Estranged Wife; Accomplice Arrested: Montebello Police

    Montebello police are looking for a “documented gang member” suspected of killing his estranged wife over the weekend, and a female alleged accomplice has been arrested. Christopher Michael Diaz, 26, is believed to be armed and dangerous. Police are asking for help finding him. Roxann Acosta, 28, was found killed just before 10 p.m. Sunday, according to a Montebello Police Department flier. Officers were called to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of West Victoria Avenue in […]

  • Los Feliz Road Rage Incident Sparks Dispute

    Two men who were engaged in the road rage incident Thursday in Los Feliz both say the other driver is at fault in creating a hostile situation during the morning commute. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 3, 2017.

  • Man Forces His Way Through Santa Ana Apartment Window, Tries to Sexually Assault Woman: Police

    A man forced himself through the window of a Santa Ana apartment and dragged a young woman to the ground in an attempt to sexually assault her, prompting a search for the attacker and a warning from police about leaving windows open. The incident occurred early Sunday in the 3200 block of Main Street, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said¬†Wednesday. The area is filled with many apartment complexes. A college student fell asleep on the couch […]