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
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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 […]

  • A baby was found safe in a car that was stolen from outside a San Bernardino home and abandoned on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Baby Found Safe in Car That Was Stolen, Then Abandoned, Police Say

    A 1-year-old child was found safe inside a Chrysler PT Cruiser that had been reported stolen Wednesday in San Bernardino, police said. Authorities found the child still strapped into a car seat inside the vehicle at 9th Street and Ramona Avenue, San Bernardino police Lt. Rich Lawhead said. The child, he said, was “fine” and uninjured. The suspected car thief, however, got away, Lawhead said. The child’s mother was inside a home in the 1500 block of 7th Street at […]

  • Bruce Beresford-Redman's mother spoke to Mary Beth McDade in September 2014, about her hope that her son's murder trial would soon end. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Says Children Are Doing Well Despite Their Father’s Imprisonment

    The mother of television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman says his children were doing well despite his imprisonment in Mexico.

  • Bruce Beresford-Redman's mother spoke to Mary Beth McDade in September 2014, about her hope that her son's murder trial would soon end. (Credit: KTLA)

    KTLA Exclusive: Mother Hopeful Her TV Producer Son’s Murder Trial Will Conclude Soon

    A mother is hopeful her son, television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, will be home soon since his defense attorney has requested that the murder trial against him conclude.    

  • Joan Rivers appears on TBS game show 'Deal with It." (Credit: Turner Entertainment/CNN)

    Joan Rivers, Legendary Comedian, Dies at 81

    Joan Rivers, the sassy comedian whose gossipy “can we talk” persona catapulted her into a career as a headlining talk-show host, best-selling author and red-carpet maven, has died. She was 81. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement Thursday. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of […]

  • Cee Lo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, is pictured outside court Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Credit: David Buchan / Getty Images)

    Singer Cee Lo Green Avoids Jail, Pleads No Contest to Giving Woman Ecstasy

    Singer Cee Lo Green avoided jail time Friday after pleading no contest to one felony count of furnishing Ecstasy to a woman while dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant, prosecutors said. The 38-year-old former judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway, entered the plea on the day his preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin. Green was sentenced to three years’ formal probation, 360 hours of community service and ordered to complete 52 Alcoholics Anonymous […]

  • An elderly woman died in the Orange County community of Rossmoor and a shooting investigation was underway on Aug. 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Woman Dead in Rossmoor Shooting; OCSD Investigating

    An elderly woman was found dead during a shooting investigation and her daughter was detained Thursday at a home in the Orange County community of Rossmoor, family members and neighbors said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death of an adult woman in a shooting investigation in the 11200 block of Wallingsford Road (map), Lt. Jeff Hallock said. The victim was an “elderly” woman who did not appear to have committed suicide, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the […]