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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.

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    Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under heavy pressure from top Democrats — comes amid the release of thousand of leaked emails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 primary contest. Her announcement that she was leaving had pro-Sanders supporters cheering during a demonstration in […]

  • Donald Trump accepted the GOP's nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    RNC Night 4: Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Pledges to Be ‘Voice’ for Working Americans

    Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who could avert disaster. Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a “voice” for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said. “My message […]

  • Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence addresses the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    RNC Night 3: Mike Pence Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination, Takes on Hillary Clinton in Speech

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  • Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. He became the official Republican nominee for president on July 19, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Republican Delegates Officially Nominate Donald Trump for President

    Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman whose outsider campaign has both galvanized millions of voters and divided the Republican Party, is the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. The New Yorker’s embrace by the Republican National Convention marks a remarkable moment in U.S. political history and validates a campaign that shattered precedent, defied pundits and usurped the GOP establishment. His son Donald Trump, Jr., cast the votes for the New York delegation that put the billionaire businessman over the top of the 1,237 […]

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    At least one passage in Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts show the text in Trump’s address following, nearly to the word, the first lady’s own from the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver nearly eight years ago. The controversy quickly overshadowed the speech, which was to have been her introduction to voters. It focused on her immigration […]

  • Sen. Mike Lee, (R-UT) (center) and Phill Wright, Vice Chair of the Utah State Delegation (left) shout no to the adoption of rules without a roll call vote on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Protest From Never-Trump Faction Breaks Out on Republican Convention Floor

    Loud cries of protest broke out on the floor of the Republican National Convention Monday after GOP officials dismissed a last-ditch effort by anti-Donald Trump groups to force an embarrassing protest vote against the RNC and the presumptive presidential nominee. A group of anti-Trump delegates submitted signatures to try to force a vote on the rules of the convention — a procedure normally done quietly at the start of each convention. The rules were adopted by voice vote shortly after […]

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    Delegates Descend on Cleveland as Preparations for Republican National Convention Continue

    Delegates, protesters and journalists descended on Cleveland as preparations for the Republican National Convention continued Sunday. Mary Beth McDade reports from Cleveland for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on July 17, 2016.

  • Lavell Mann and his two children, Logan and Legend, are seen in photos posted on a GoFundMe page.

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    A father and his two young children who were killed in a crash on the 91 Freeway in Artesia over the weekend, were remembered at an emotional vigil in Signal Hill Wednesday evening. Lavell Mann, 33, his 3-year-old daughter Logan, and 9-month old son Legend, all died early Saturday when their Jeep hit the back of a gas tanker truck, hit the freeway’s center divider and flipped over, according to the California Highway Patrol. Mourners gathered outside No Limit Sports […]

  • Protestors gather in downtown Los Angeles on July 12, 2016 after the city’s Police Commission found that the fatal shooting of a black woman in 2015 did not violate the department’s deadly force policy. (Credit: KTLA)

    Commission Finds Officers Were Within LAPD Policy in Baldwin Hills Fatal Shooting; Protestors Gather Downtown

    As hundreds of demonstrators descended on downtown Los Angeles, the city’s Police Commission on Tuesday faulted two LAPD officers for their tactics leading up to the killing of a black woman in South L.A. last year, but found that the fatal shooting did not violate the department’s deadly force policy. The board’s decision touched off protests outside the LAPD’s downtown headquarters that quickly moved across the street to City Hall, where activists pounded on the glass doors and decried how […]