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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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    Minivan Crashes Into Bench at Burbank Bus Stop, Killing Pedestrian

    A man was killed Friday after a minivan veered off Olive Avenue in Burbank, striking a bus stop bench and a pedestrian, authorities said. Officers received a call around 5:40 p.m. regarding a pedestrian trapped under a car following a crash on Olive Avenue just west of the intersection with San Fernando Boulevard, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Claudio Losacco. The van was moving at a high-rate of speed when it apparently jumped the curb and drove down the sidewalk, causing the […]

  • Montebello police released surveillance video of an Oct. 29, 2016, robbery.

    Knife-Wielding Robber in Clown Mask, Dodger Hat Attacks Woman in Montebello Parking Garage

    A man in a clown mask and Dodger hat robbed a woman he targeted in an underground parking garage, Montebello police said Thursday in releasing video of the crime. The woman got out of her car after parking in the garage, where a man “lying in wait” approached her, according to a Montebello Police Department video posted on Twitter. The video shows the man — in a black hooded sweatshirt, clown mask, jeans and a Dodger hat — grabbing the […]

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    Gardena Man Shot, Killed After Night at Bar; Police Investigating

    Gardena police are asking for the public’s help Wednesday after a 26-year-old man was shot to death on his way home from a bar. Officers were called to the 1900 block of 152nd Street around 12:48 a.m. on Sep. 25 after reports of gunshots. There, they discovered Andy Portillo on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, police said in a press release. Portillo was pronounced dead at the scene. Further investigation revealed that Portillo left his home […]

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    Long Beach Police Discover Woman’s Body in Flood Control Basin Near L.A. River

    Long Beach officers are investigating on Tuesday after finding the body of a deceased woman in a flood basin near the Los Angeles River, according to authorities. Officers arrived on the scene in the 1000 block of West Carson Street around 10:35 a.m. on Monday after receiving calls of a suspicious vehicle in the area. The registered owner of the car could not be located and the investigation became a critical missing person case, police said in a press release.  After […]

  • A makeshift memorial of flowers and candles stands Dec. 4 near the site of the Oakland warehouse fire. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Teen Choir Singer, Elementary School Teacher, Musicians Identified Among Those Killed in Oakland Fire

    A budding musician. A truck-lover and bowling alley denizen. A singer whose adoring fans called him Nex Luguolo. A 17-year-old choir singer. These are among the 36 people who lost their lives Friday night in a fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse where an electronic dance party was being held. It is already being called one of the city’s deadliest blazes. Authorities said they have positively or tentatively identified 33 victims, but not all their names have been released. Here’s […]

  • Rescue crews respond to a deadly crash in South Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Boy, 5, Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Into South L.A. Apartment; Police Seek Other Driver Who Cut Off Suspect

    A 5-year-old boy was killed when a suspected DUI driver crashed through the side of an apartment building where he was sleeping early Thursday morning in the Historic South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles. Police are hoping to speak to another driver who may have cut off the suspect leading up to the crash. The crash occurred in the 2800 block of South Central Avenue about 12:17 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Nate Williams said. The driver of a […]

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    Police Hunt Suspects Who Posed as Officers, Stole Victim’s Vehicle in Hollywood Hills

    Police are searching for a man who put a blue light on top of his car and pulled over a person on North Clark Street in the Hollywood Hills, proceeding to order him out of his car, handcuff him and steal the vehicle, authorities said. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 30, 2016.

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    Woman Involved in Parking Lot Brawl Speaks Out; Says Dispute Began as Fender Bender

    An altercation in a parking lot got attention after it was captured on camera, but it’s unclear what led to the brawl. One party spoke to KTLA, saying what had started as a fender bender escalated when she stopped to exchange insurance information. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 29, 2016.

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    Corona Woman Fights to Save Sharks 6 Months After Brutal Shark Attack

    A woman is fighting to protect sharks six months after the predator bit into her torso, ribs and liver as she swam off the coast of Corona del Mar. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 28, 2016.