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
  • Malibu Search and Rescue Team posted photos on Facebook of the rescue on July 1, 2015.

    Rescued Simi Valley Woman Was Stuck in Crashed SUV in Canyon for 2 Days

    A Simi Valley woman who has been missing since Monday was rescued and hospitalized after passersby heard cries coming from her crashed SUV over the side of a roadway in the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities said. Jenifer Duron, 40, had last been seen leaving her Simi Valley home Monday morning, driving her 2014 white Kia Sorento. She told family members she was going to Malibu for a run on the beach, according to the Simi Valley Police Department. Then, on Wednesday […]

  • Misty Copeland peforms at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Australia on Dec. 19, 2014. (Credit:	Queensland Performing Arts Center)

    San Pedro-Raised Misty Copeland Becomes American Ballet Theatre’s 1st Black Principal Dancer

    American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history. The American Ballet Theatre announced the news Tuesday in a slew of promotions at one of the country’s top ballet companies. Stella Abrera, a 19-year veteran of the company, was promoted from soloist to the rank of principal dancer. Copeland, 32, joined the company in […]

  • Surveillance video released by Seal Beach police showed a motorist being attacked by a man with a tire iron on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

    Man Viciously Attacked by Stranger Wielding Tire Iron at Seal Beach Gas Station

    Police were searching Monday for a man armed with a tire iron in connection with what was being called a “random act of violence” targeting a motorist getting gas at a Mobil station in Seal Beach. Surveillance video captured the attack around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday at a Mobil Gas Station in the 12000 block of Seal Beach Boulevard, according to a news release from the Seal Beach Police Department. Officers responding to a 911 call from the victim, found […]

  • A reveler joins the celebration during the 2014 LA Gay Pride Parade on June 8, 2014, in West Hollywood. (Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

    WeHo Mayor: ‘Bring Your Families, Bring Your Friends; This Is a True Historic Moment’

    As supporters of same-sex marriage across Southern California on Friday celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of marriage equality, the city of West Hollywood organized an actual party of sorts. “Bring your families, bring your friends. This is a true historic moment,” said West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath. A “Decision Day Celebration Rally” was held in West Hollywood Park, where activists, community organizations, city leaders and thousands of members of the public gathered to rejoice in the court’s […]

  • Fire erupted at a store facility in Santa Clarita on June 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flames Erupt at Storage Facility in Santa Clarita; 18 Units Destroyed

    Fire investigators were trying to determine what sparked a fire that spread through the attic of a storage facility in Santa Clarita on Thursday destroying 18 of the 20 units. Mary Beth McDade reports from Santa Clarita for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

  • 1,000 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Seized at Garden Grove Home; Man Arrested

    A month-long joint investigation between the Garden Grove Fire and Police departments resulted in the arrest Wednesday of a 29-year-old man and the seizure 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks. Mary Beth McDade reports from Garden Grove for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

  • Gunman Sought in Shooting Death of 37-Year-Old Long Beach Man

    A man identified as Douglas Wilson was gunned down Monday morning in the 800 block of Cedar Avenue. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

  • Kwame Carpenter is shown in a photo provided by Anaheim police on June 22, 2015.

    ‘Person of Interest’ Sought by Anaheim Police in Deaths of His Girlfriend, Infant Son

    Anaheim police were looking for a 24-year-old man after officers found his girlfriend and baby son with serious injuries that left them dead Monday. A 911 call brought officers to a report of a felony assault in progress in the 2600 block of West Ball Road about noon, according to Lt. Eric Trapp of the Anaheim Police Department. The door of an apartment was open, and a woman and baby were found to have serious injuries, Trapp said. After paramedics responded, the woman […]

  • The Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department provided this surveillance still image showing the person they believe to be a suspect in the shooting death of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, June 17, 2015.

    South Carolina Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Sat With Bible Group Before Opening Fire

    Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them. A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a table with the small group. Nothing in the footage suggests the carnage to come. Police say Roof shot and killed nine people inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near the heart of Charleston’s […]