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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
  • El Cajon police released this photo of a man who was shot by an officer after acting "erratically," on Sept. 27, 2016. The man later died.

    Activists Demand Release of Video in Fatal El Cajon Police Shooting

    For a second consecutive night, protesters gathered Wednesday in El Cajon, California, holding signs and demanding accountability following an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black man. Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and pointed it at police before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, police in El Cajon, California, said. His death set off demonstrations in the San Diego suburb as activists demanded that authorities release video of the shooting. […]

  • Surveillance video shows a man punching a woman outside a Venice store on Sept. 25, 2016.

    LAPD Investigating After Man Punches Woman in Venice; Incident Caught on Video

    Los Angeles Police officials are looking for a man who punched a woman in the face outside of a store in Venice over the weekend. The victim apparently had seen the man at a festival in the city on Sunday but she does not know him. She then bumped into him again at a store in the 100 block of Winward Avenue and the two got into an argument. The argument apparently continued outside of the store and surveillance video […]

  • UCLA students and other visitors gathered to watch the first presidential debate at the Crest Theater in Westwood on Sept. 26, 2016. (Credit: Matt Pearce/ Los Angeles Times)

    UCLA Students, Others Gather to Watch First Presidential Debate at Crest Theater in Westwood

    At Westwood’s Crest Theater a few blocks from UCLA, where dozens of students and other visitors had gathered to watch a CNN feed of the debate, Alexander Nabavi-Noori, 21, studied a laptop and greeted visitors at the back of the packed auditorium. Unlike the other students who had shown up in their casual wear, the economics and political science double-major was wearing a bow tie and a long-sleeved shirt, looking professional. Like NBC News’ Lester Holt, he plans to moderate […]

  • Police responded to Rancho Cucamonga High School on Sept. 21, 2016, after a stabbing. (Credit: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

    Student Recovering After Stabbing at Rancho Cucamonga High School, 2 Boys Detained for Questioning

    A 17-year-old student was hospitalized Wednesday after being stabbed at Rancho Cucamonga High School – apparently because of a conversation he had with a girl – and two boys were detained in connection with the attack. Officers were called to the school at 1:20 p.m. for a report of a stabbing, Deputy Jacob Bailey said. They found the 11th grader, whose name is Mylon,  on scene suffering from a stab wound. The teen was taken to a hospital where he was recovering […]

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami is seen being taken into custody after a police shootout in New Jersey on Sept. 19, 2016, in a photo provided by a law enforcement source to WPIX.

    NY, NJ Bombings Suspect Charged on Suspicion of Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction, Other Federal Counts

    The suspect in Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey declared that “the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets” and praised “Brother Osama Bin Laden” in a journal found on him when he was arrested, authorities said. Ahmad Rahami was charged Tuesday with four counts in federal court in connection with incidents in Seaside Heights, NJ, and Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Complaints filed in federal court in Manhattan and New Jersey contain details from the investigation and […]

  • Long Beach police released this image of a man being sought in the Aug. 6, 2016, fatal shooting of a mother and daughter.

    Police Release Surveillance Video of Man Sought in Fatal Shooting of Long Beach Mom, 4-Year-Old Daughter

    Long Beach police released surveillance video Monday showing a man being sought in the unsolved shooting of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter, who were killed last month. Carina Mancera, 26, and her daughter, Jennabel Anaya, were shot to death at close range near East Ninth Street and Locust Avenue as they returned home from the grocery store on the night of Aug. 6, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Mancera, who was shot multiple times, died at the scene. […]

  • An Amtrak train sat in the Chatsworth station more than three hours on Sept. 16, 2016, after a man with a gun was found onboard. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amtrak Train Evacuated in Chatsworth After Report of Gunman: LASD

    An Amtrak train was evacuated in Chatsworth on Friday after a passenger said they saw a man with a gun, authorities said. At first only about 30 people on the same car as the gunman were evacuated, then police later cleared all 187 passengers from the train after finding a man in the bathroom with a gun. Deputies and police officers were holding the train at the Chatsworth station awaiting the arrival of Amtrak police, who they said would take over the investigation, according to Deputy Ryan […]

  • An airport police officer and his K-9 patrol Los Angeles International Airport on May 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Safety Dogs at LAX Failed Bomb-Sniffing Tests

    Nearly two dozen trained safety dogs at Los Angeles International Airport failed tests measuring their bomb-sniffing skills from 2013 to 2015. Mary Beth McDade reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 15, 2016.

  • Two good samaritans are seen on dash camera video jumping out of their car to chase a purse snatcher in Santa Monica.

    Dash Camera Captures Good Samaritans Chase Down Purse Snatcher Who Attacked Woman in Santa Monica

    Two good Samaritans sprung into action Tuesday after witnessing a purse snatcher violently attack a woman in Santa Monica, and their good deed was caught on dash camera. The woman was attacked about 9:40 a.m. while walking in a crosswalk at Hill and Main streets, when a man who was walking in the opposite direction grabbed her purse. Police said the woman tried to fight the man off, but he managed to wrestle the purse away from her and run […]