Mary Beth McDade
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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
  • An 18-year-old endured some terrifying moments when two men broke into her West Los Angeles home while she there alone. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Home Alone When Burglars Break in Recounts Frightening Ordeal

    An 18-year-old endured some terrifying moments Tuesday when two men broke into her West LA home while she was home alone. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

  • Justin Bieber Visits Areas Of Philippines Left Devastated By Typhoon Haiyan

    Police Called to Justin Bieber’s Condo Four Times for Noise Complaints

    Beverly Hills police have a new favorite haunt: Justin Bieber’s condo. Police officers responded six times over the weekend to the condo — twice for fan misconduct and four times because neighbors complained about noise coming from an apparent party, said Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matt Subin. Bieber was not cited but was given verbal warnings. He is on probation for egging the home of a former neighbor in Calabasas. Bieber recently moved to a five-story luxury building, acquiring a penthouse […]

  • A piece of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which U.S. officials believe was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. (Credit: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sense of Tragedy, Uncertainty Hangs Over Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

    The sense that a deadly tragedy could get worse hangs over the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Scattered bodies, ripped-apart suitcases and charred books testify that 298 people died Thursday when the airplane fell from 30,000 feet to the grassy fields of an almost-lawless section of eastern Ukraine. More than 24 hours after the crash, the bodies lay there untouched, with nobody able to say who’s in charge and whether the dead would ever be treated with dignity. […]

  • A man walks on July 17, 2014, among the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner after it crashed near the town of Shaktarsk in rebel-held east Ukraine. The plane was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile Thursday but it was unclear who fired the weapon, U.S. officials said. (Credit: Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine: U.S. Official; 298 on Board Included 3 Infants

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that “terrorists” shot down the aircraft. The United States has concluded a missile shot down the Malaysia airlines plane, but hasn’t pinpointed who was responsible, a senior U.S. official told CNN’s Barbara Starr. The Boeing 777 with 298 people aboard fell from the sky near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials said. A […]

  • Lauren Guerra's skull was fractured and her left eye socket was shattered when she hit a tree while standing on the "open roof" section of a Starline Tours bus on Oct. 27, 2013. (Credit: Lauren Guerra)

    Woman Sues Starline Tours Days After Learning About Manhattan Beach Teen’s Death

    Four days after a Manhattan Beach teenager died due to injuries sustained while riding atop a Starline Tours bus, a woman announced Wednesday she planned to sue the sightseeing company for negligence and damages in relation to a similar incident. Lauren Guerra was standing on the“open roof” section of a double-decker bus traveling 45 mph when she was struck by a tree branch on Oct. 27, 2013. Guerra suffered a fractured skull, shattered left eye socket, damaged eye muscle and […]

  • A man carries fishing poles near the Manhattan Beach pier. (Credit: KTLA)

    Manhattan Beach City Council to Seek Extension of Pier Fishing Ban

    Less than two weeks after a swimmer was attacked by a shark being reeled in by a fisherman near the Manhattan Beach Pier, the local City Council met Tuesday night to hear from residents on the possibility of extending a temporary ban on fishing in the area. A 60-day fishing ban was implemented on July 7 to allow city officials to consult with other agencies about the safety of fishing off a pier. Heavy debate was sparked after an experienced […]

  • Mason Zisette, seen here in a photo from Facebook, died after hitting a freeway overpass while standing up on a double-decker bus.

    Family Allows Over 100 Friends to Say Goodbye to Teen Before Taking Him Off Life Support

    Grief counselors were available at a Manhattan Beach high school Monday, two days after a student died when he was struck by a bridge while standing on a double-decker bus during a friend’s birthday party. Mason Zisette, 16, was standing on the “open-roof” section of a Starline Tours bus Thursday when it drove under a bridge on the 405 Freeway. The Mira Costa High School student was facing away from the bridge when the bus approached it and he hit […]

  • A prayer vigil was held Friday night for missing swimmer Joseph Sanchez. (Credit: KTLA)

    Prayer Vigil Held As Search Continues for Swimmer Missing Off Rancho Palos Verdes

    Friends and family members of 18-year-old Joseph Sanchez gathered for a prayer vigil Friday night as the search for the missing teenager continued off the coast of Palos Verdez where he disappeared while cliff diving on Wednesday. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, July 11, 2014.

  • Divers were searching Wednesday for a swimmer missing off the coast of Palos Verdes. (Credit: KTLA)

    No Sign of Teenage Swimmer Missing in the Waters Off Palos Verdes

    One day after nine people were rescued off the coast of Palos Verdes, divers were back in the water Wednesday searching for a missing swimmer. Rescuers received a call around 2:50 p.m. regarding two people trapped on the rocks at Inspiration Point, according to Los Angeles County Fire officials. The Coast Guard later confirmed that there was only one person in distress. A group of teenagers from Jordan High School identified the missing swimmer as their friend, 18-year-old Joseph Sanchez. […]