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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
  • Santa Ana police released this sketch of a man they said exposed himself to a girl after breaking into her home on June 12, 2018.

    Santa Ana Police Seeking Man Who Broke Into Girl’s Room and Exposed Himself

    Police on Wednesday sought the public’s help identifying a man who broke into a Santa Ana girl’s room and exposed himself. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment in the 2300 block of West Edinger Avenue, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Surveillance footage from the victim’s home shows the suspect trying to break into vehicles parked at the residence before scaling a back fence. Then, the man allegedly entered the apartment through an unlocked sliding […]

  • Police Seek Manhattan Beach Burglar Caught on Home Surveillance Cameras

    Police are hoping to identify a burglar who was caught on Ring doorbell cameras as he allegedly tried to break into several homes in Manhattan Beach this month while residents were sleeping. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 12, 2018.

  • Left: John Cox is seen in an image posted to his Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2018. Right: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)

    California Primary Election Results: Democrat Newsom, Republican Cox Will Advance to Final Race to Replace Gov. Brown

    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and businessman John Cox will face each other in the race to become California’s next governor this November after Californians voted them into the top two spots in Tuesday’s primary, the Associated Press has determined. The results came as a relief to Republicans, who faced the possibility of finishing without a candidate in the governor’s race, as early polling failed to indicate a clear choice for second place in the top-two primary behind consistent frontrunner Newsom. Both major […]

  • California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa campaigns at Mariachi Plaza in his childhood neighborhood of Boyle Heights in the run up to the primary election, on June 2, 2018. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    8 States Hold Primary Elections on Tuesday; What to Watch

    Today is one of the most important primary days of the year. Eight states are voting, including California, which will have a huge impact on the fall, including Democrats’ chances of taking back the House. It’s not Republicans that may squander their chances though — it’s Democrats themselves who may fall victim to the primary rules in California that could knock them off the ballot in some districts by the end of the night. Here’s what you need to know: Polls […]

  • Capt. Bill Monahan gives Hunter a kiss at the search dog's farewell picnic in Fullerton on May 25, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County Fire Rescue Dog Being Put Down Receives Hero’s Farewell After Long Career Saving Lives

    Hunter, a longtime L.A. County Fire Department rescue dog who has helped find numerous people in disasters in California and abroad, was honored on Thursday with a hero’s farewell. Hours later, Hunter was put down. He was terminally ill with acute kidney failure and experiencing seizures and in a lot of pain, his family said. His partner of many years, fire Capt. Bill Monahan, choked up as he described Hunter’s service as a live-find search dog. “He made his mark,” Monahan […]

  • Wednesday Declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood as Adult Film Star Receives City Key

    Wednesday was declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood in honor of the Trump accuser’s “courage” in “speaking truth,” the city stated. The adult film actress and producer, described by the city as a leader in the #RESIST movement against the Trump administration, was presented with a city proclamation declaring May 23, 2018, as Stormy Daniels Day. Daniels was also awarded the key to the city by West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran, who was sworn in to his position […]

  • Investigators search for evidence in a Mercedes-Benz GLK parked in a Rolling Hills Estates mall garage after a woman was found stabbed to death inside the SUV on May 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Arrested in Rolling Hills Estates Stabbing Death Released After DA Asks for Further Investigation

    The woman arrested last week in the stabbing death of a woman at a Rolling Hills Estates mall parking lot was released from custody Tuesday morning, authorities confirmed. Cherie Townsend, 39, was arrested Thursday after investigators say evidence found at the crime scene led authorities to her. During a news conference Friday to announce Townsend’s arrest, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said she would be charged with murder in the case. However, Townsend was released about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, […]

  • 6 Women Sue USC, Graphically Describing Interactions With ‘Sexual Predator’ Campus Gynecologist

    Six women filed civil lawsuits Monday alleging that a longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California sexually victimized them under the pretext of medical care and that USC failed to address complaints from clinic staff about the doctor’s behavior. One woman alleged Dr. George Tyndall forced his entire ungloved hand into her vagina during an appointment in 2003 while making “vulgar” remarks about her genitalia, according to one of the lawsuits. Another woman alleged that Tyndall groped her breasts […]

  • Dimitrios Pagourtz is seen in a booking photo released by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

    9 Students, Teacher Killed in Texas High School Shooting; Suspect Denied Bail After Being Charged With Murder

    The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn’t shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says. Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated with police, said Galveston County Magistrate Mark Henry said. Henry denied bail for the student, who is accused of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant. Students […]