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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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    Father Accused of Leaving 8-Month-Old Girl in Running Car While He Went Into Gym in North Hollywood

    A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly leaving his 8-month-old daughter in a running car while he went into a 24 Hour Fitness gym in North Hollywood, police said. Officers responding to a parking garage in the 5300 block of Lankershim Boulevard found that bystanders had removed the baby girl from the unlocked vehicle, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig with the Los Angeles Police Department. The little girl had been in the vehicle for about 90 minutes, the Los […]

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    Violence Erupts as Massive Crowd Floods Into Street Outside Trump Rally in Costa Mesa

    A crowd of several hundred people flooded into the streets in Costa Mesa outside the venue where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump kicked off his California campaign with a huge rally Thursday night. The group grew even larger as the rally concluded at the Pacific Amphitheater around 8:45 p.m., with sign-carrying protesters shutting down the intersection of Fair Drive and Fairview Road, aerial video of the scene showed. Inside the amphitheater, Trump could be seen signing autographs as his Secret Service […]

  • At least four people were hospitalized with serious inuries after a car plowed through a Planet Fitness in Torrance on April 27, 2016. (Credit: Street Heat)

    4 Seriously Injured When Car Plows Into Planet Fitness Gym in Torrance

    At least four people were hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday evening after a car plowed through a Planet Fitness gym in Torrance, police said. The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. at the gym located in the 20000 block of Hawthorne Boulevard. The car crashed through a wall of glass at the front of the building and didn’t stop until it hit the back of the gym, according to the Torrance Police Department. Video from the scene showed the injured […]

  • Authorities respond to a crash in the 8400 block of Viaverde Drive in Whittier on April 26, 2016. (Credit: Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

    Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Whittier Crash That Killed 14-Year-Old, Seriously Injured Others

    The driver of an SUV involved in a crash that killed a Whittier high school student and injured four others was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of drunken driving and manslaughter, police said. The crash occurred in the 8000 block of Villaverde Drive — a little over a block from La Serna High School — about 11:30 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver, […]

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    Dead Whale Carcass Washes Up at Lower Trestles Beach, South of San Clemente

    A large dead whale washed up over the weekend at a world-renowned surf beach near San Clemente, and the sight was drawing spectators to the ocean on Monday. Professional surfer Kelly Slater posted a photo of the whale’s carcass on Instagram on Sunday evening, suggesting it would keep the crowds in the water to a minimum at Lower Trestles. The location — at San Onofre State Beach, just south of the Orange County line — is the site of multiple annual surf competitions. […]

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    Prince Last Seen Alive 12 Hours Before He Was Found Unresponsive in Elevator: Sheriff

    A day after Prince’s death stunned his fans and fellow musicians, the work of finding out why the music icon died began in earnest Friday. An autopsy was conducted Friday at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, but it could be days or weeks before results are complete, spokeswoman Martha Weaver said. The autopsy began at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET) and lasted four hours, she added. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said there were no obvious […]

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    USC Student Paralyzed in Sledding Accident to Walk at Graduation With Specialized Exoskeleton

    Jennifer Bou Lahoud, 23, was left paralyzed after suffering a devastating spinal cord injury in a sledding accident in Big Bear in 2008. After being told she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, Lahoud has vowed to walk unassisted at her graduation at USC next month with the help of a ReWalk exoskeleton. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 at 10 on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

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    Man Suspected in Fatal Shooting of Wife at Baldwin Park Market Before Wounding Himself: Authorities

    A woman was shot and killed Wednesday morning at the Baldwin Park market where she worked, allegedly by her estranged husband, who then shot and wounded himself in the head, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. at La Blanquita market in the 13800 block of Los Angeles Street. The suspect allegedly walked into the store, where his wife was on duty as a cashier, and shot her in the head before turning […]

  • A USC student was found dead in an off-campus apartment on April 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Death of USC Student Under Investigation After Body Found in Off-Campus Apartment

    Detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23-year-old student at the University of Southern California whose body was found Tuesday in an off-campus apartment, authorities said. The student was discovered around 2:25 p.m. at the 30th Street Court Apartments, according to USC Annenberg Media. The Los Angeles Police Department and USC’s Department of Public Safety were both at the scene Tuesday, the campus website reported. It was believed the unidentified student died of an accidental overdose, DPS […]