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
  • Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending children to hospitals as the disease spreads across the country, health officials say. (Credit: CDC)

    Enterovirus D68 Hits Los Angeles County; Child in 2nd Case Had Partial Paralysis

    Two children have been diagnosed with enterovirus D68 in Los Angeles County, including one who was treated with symptoms of partial paralysis, health officials said Wednesday/ Miller Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Wendy Dow said early Wednesday that a case of the virus was treated at the Long Beach hospital. The case, first reported Tuesday evening, marked the county’s first case confirmed instance of a virus that’s been recently spreading across the nation. It was not immediately clear whether the child had been released, […]

  • Sabrina Allen is shown at the age she was abducted and age-progressed to 14 years. (Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

    Father Searched for Missing Daughter for 12 Years; She Was Found in Mexico

    Greg Allen’s obsession with finding his missing daughter began more than a decade ago, when the mother finally made good on a threat and fled with the daughter from Texas to Mexico, according to him and authorities. Sabrina Allen was a month away from turning age 5, and the visit with her non-custodial mother, Dara Marie Llorens, was supposed to last only a weekend in April 2002, as part of a court agreement. But that weekend visitation in Austin lasted […]

  • A photograph of Daun Slagle and her 3 children.

    Sole Survivor of ‘Happy Face’ Serial Killer Suing Lifetime Network Over Made-for-TV Movie

    A woman who survived an attack by an infamous serial killer was suing a cable network for falsely portraying her as a prostitute in a made for TV movie about the crime spree. Daun Slagle recalls the night she came face-to-face with the so-called Happy Face Killer, Keith Jesperson. It was April of 1990 and Slagle was a 21-year-old mother of three. After a heated argument with her husband, Slagle grabbed the couple’s youngest child and walked to a local […]

  • Guillermo Iturralde is pictured in a family photo with his wife and two daughters.

    Family Pleads For Justice in Shooting Death of Young Father

    Guillermo Iturralde was walking down the street in Long Beach early Sunday morning when someone in a nearby vehicle fired at him, and then sped away. The 26-year-old died at the scene from a bullet wound to the upper body. The father of two was not a gang member, according to police, who said the shooting appeared to be random. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

  • Firefighters responded to a Home Depot in Covina on Sept. 29, 2014. (Credit: DM News)

    Pepper Spray Deployed in Fight at Covina Home Depot Sends 4 to Hospital

    Sixteen people were treated, including four who were hospitalized, after being affected by pepper spray deployed during a fight at a Home Depot in Covina Monday, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was called to some type of chemical spill at the store about 3 p.m., according to a spokesman. Covina police were on scene at 963 W. Badillo St. (map), along with the Fire Department, after the pepper-spray incident, a tweet from a spokesman stated. Fernando Rivera, […]

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    Seal Beach Council Authorizes Trapping, Killing Coyotes; Residents Pay Tribute to Dead Pets

    The Seal Beach City Council on Monday voted to authorize the trapping and euthanizing of coyotes amid complaints about dozens of recent attacks on pets in the area. Residents whose animals have been victimized by the predators held a vigil outside City Hall before expressing their concerns at an emotional council meeting. Among those who attended the memorial ceremony was Vicki Young, who said her beloved dog was fatally attacked on Sept. 1. “I haven’t gotten over it and I’m not sure […]

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    Carson Woman Devastated by Possible Theft of 90-Pound Pet Tortoise

    A Carson woman was in disbelief Tuesday night that someone might have stolen one of her two pet tortoises. Mary Beth McDade reports from Carson for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Sept. 16, 2014.

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    Burglary Crew Members Pose as Maids, Target Westside Homes, Police Say

    Police on Friday released additional video that shows five people — two women and three men — suspected of burglarizing homes in Westchester, Pacific Palisades and West Los Angeles. In the footage the group is seen executing a plan at one of several residences that were targeted, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The women knocked on the front door, posing as maids seeking work; if the homes were unoccupied, the women then contacted their male accomplices, who subsequently broke into […]

  • Five cars were set on fire at a Santa Monica BMW dealership on Sept. 10, 2014. (Credit: Newsreel)

    BMW Dealership in Santa Monica Loses Cars to Apparent Arson; Witnesses Described Fire-Setter

    Surveillance images were released Thursday of a man sought by police in their investigation into five vehicles that were set ablaze at a BMW dealership in Santa Monica. Officers responded to the dealership, which is located in the 1100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, late Wednesday night after receiving a report that several cars were on fire, according to police. Video from the scene showed flames rising several feet above the vehicles and then engulfing them as firefighters arrived. Multiple explosions could be […]