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
  • A red vehicle was totaled in a fatal crash apparently involved a ride-share van in Wilmington on Jan. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brother and Sister Killed in ‘Catastrophic’ Wrong-Way Crash on PCH in Wilmington

    A brother and sister were killed and two other high school students were injured in a “catastrophic” wrong-way collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Police initially said the crash was the result of street racing. But later, investigators would only say that the red Honda Civic involved in the fatal crash was speeding down PCH on the wrong side of the street alongside a pickup truck, that was also driving against traffic. “The driver of […]

  • A US Airways jet is de-iced prior to takeoff at Laguardia Airport on January 26, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Blizzard of 2015: Thousands of Flights Canceled as ‘Historic’ Storm Moves Into Northeast

    Snow is falling at a faster rate. Wind gusts are getting stronger. And temperatures are frigid. It may not look bad yet, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday night, but it will be soon. “This is literally the calm before the storm. It’s about to start in earnest,” de Blasio said. “And when it does, it’s going to come in very fast and very hard, and people have to be very, very careful. People have to stay off […]

  • Four people were trapped after their SUV struck a power pole knocking down live electrical wires on Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Live Electrical Wires Traps Driver After Vehicle Crashes into Power Pole in Montebello

    An elderly driver was trapped in his SUV after he struck a power pole, knocking down live electrical wires in Montebello on Thursday night. It happened around 7: 30 p.m. at Poplar Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, according to a news release from the Montebello Police Department. The crash resulted in live electrical wires falling to the ground around the vehicle. A transformer was also down, triggering power outages in the area, according to Southern California Edison. Firefighters were attempting to […]

  • A surveillance ppicture of a man sought in a string of armed robberies at a drive-thru ATM. (Credit: Costa Mesa Police)

    Man Sought in String of Robberies at Drive-Thru ATM in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa police were searching Wednesday for a man wanted in a series of armed robberies at a Wells Fargo drive-thru ATM. The man has hit the same ATM on Harbor Boulevard three times in the last month, according to police. Each time, he approached the driver, pointed a gun and demanded money. He then either escaped on foot, or on a bicycle. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, and Mary Beth […]

  • Don Brooks seen in a picture taken after he was attacked in West Hollywood by four men.

    Man Attacked in West Hollywood by Men Shouting Racial, Gay Slurs

    Authorities were searching Tuesday for four men who attacked a man in West Hollywood while shouting racial and gay slurs at him. Don Brooks was walking home around 2 a.m. when the attack happened. Brooks said he was crossing Santa Monica Boulevard near Fairfax Avenue when four Armenian men in their mid to late 20s drove up in a white Audi SUV. According to Brooks, what began as a verbal assault escalated into a physical attack that left him bleeding […]

  • Surveillance video of a woman sought in a purse-snatching and assault of a woman in Gardena on Jan. 6, 2015.

    Woman, Male Accomplice Sought in Violent Purse-Snatching in Gardena

    Police in Gardena were asking for the public’s help Tuesday identifying a couple who robbed and beat a woman as she was walking from her car to work. The victim, an employee at the Hustler Casino, had just parked her vehicle and was on her way to work at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6 when she was approached by a man and a woman, according to a news release from the Gardena Police Department. The female suspect grabbed the victim’s […]

  • A vigil was held in Torrance for best friends Joseph Labori-Romero and Vanessa Carrisoza-Diaz on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Best Friends Killed in Head-On Collision on PCH

    A vigil was held Thursday night in Torrance for best friends Joseph Labori-Romero and Vanessa Carrisoza-Diaz who died together after being struck head-on by another car on Pacific Coast Highway. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the families.    

  • A still from a video released by LAPD on Jan. 6, 2015, shows a violent robbery in a Koreatown-area apartment building.

    Caught on Video: ‘Vicious’ Robber Attacks Lone Women in Koreatown Apartment Elevators

    A series of four robberies and assaults that victimized Korean women in Koreatown-area apartment building elevators prompted Los Angeles police Tuesday to ask for help finding the man they believe is behind the attacks. The incidents occurred between Nov. 9 and Dec. 30 and follow and similar outline: a Hispanic male followed a lone Korean woman into an elevator, assaulted her and robbed her. The attacks were called “vicious robberies” in a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department […]

  • Ventura County Sheriff's Office released these images in their search for Juan Soria Hernandez.

    Manhunt Underway for Husband of Woman Found Seriously Burned in Ventura County

    A manhunt was underway Monday for the husband of a woman who called the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and reported that he was trying to set her on fire. The incident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. in the 11800 block of Broadway Road (map) in an unincorporated area of the county just north of Moorpark, according to sheriff’s Capt. Dan Aguilar. The couple’s three young children were home at the time, authorities said. When fire crews arrived, a small fire […]