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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 burglar is seen breaking into a business in Venice on Feb. 16, 2018, in surveillance footage provided by the business to KTLA.

    Same Burglars Suspected in 3 Break-Ins Across Venice and Westchester

    Three burglaries on Friday — two in Venice and a third in Westchester — may have been committed by the same thieves as employees from a restaurant targeted recognized the men seen in surveillance footage from the other businesses.  

  • ‘My Heart Is Broken’: Names of the 17 Victims Killed in Florida High School Shooting Released

    A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students. They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. He read their names aloud at an afternoon news conference Thursday. Four of the victims are adults, including an 18-year-old woman, Meadow Pollack. The others are all minors, most […]

  • Parents wait for news after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, 2018. (Credit: Parents wait for news after a reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Student Saw Her Teacher Killed as He Closed Classroom Door to Florida School Shooter

    The day was almost over and students were puzzled because the fire alarm was going off a second time Wednesday. Some students headed out as if it were a drill, but their fun was suddenly interrupted by a burst of gunfire. It soon became clear there was a killer in their school and their lives were in danger. Here are the words of some of the students who went through the tragedy that took at least 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

  • Thieves Armed With Gun, Hammers Flee After Breaking Into Jewelry Cases at Pacoima Costco: LAPD

    Three men, one armed with a handgun and two with hammers, robbed a Costco in Pacoima Monday morning before fleeing, authorities said. Los Angeles police said they received multiple calls about the incident around 10:40 a.m. A cellphone user captured the robbery on film, which shows customers panicking as two men dressed in black took handfuls of jewelry. One of them appears to break a jewelry display’s glass with a hammer before grabbing some merchandise. Both of their faces were […]

  • A man who was stabbed in an alleged road-rage incident shows KTLA his wounds on Feb. 9, 2018.

    Man Stabs Driver 3 Times in Freeway Road-Rage Attack in South L.A. Area: CHP

    Authorities asked the public’s help Friday in finding a man involved in a freeway altercation that left another driver hospitalized with stab wounds in South Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol said the “road-rage incident” happened in heavy traffic on the eastbound 105 Freeway near Central Avenue around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Officials believed the driver of a red Ford Mustang intentionally sideswiped a Toyota Camry. Both motorists pulled over onto the right shoulder of the freeway, CHP said. The victim […]

  • Clerk Shot, Wounded While Chasing After Man Who Stole Beer From Culver City 7-Eleven; 3 Sought: Police

    A 7-Eleven clerk was shot and wounded in Culver City while chasing after a man who stole cases of beer from the store, police said Thursday as they released surveillance video in an effort to identify three suspects involved in the incident. Shortly after midnight on Jan. 31, a woman entered the convenience store, located in the 5900 block of Washington Boulevard, according to a news release from the Culver City Police Department. The woman was following by a second […]

  • A woman disappeared after plunging from Huntington Beach Pier on Feb. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Coast Guard Suspends Search for 18-Year-Old Woman Who Plunged From Huntington Beach Pier

    Rescue crews have suspended their 11-hour search for an 18-year-old woman who plunged from the Huntington Beach Pier Tuesday night and then disappeared into the water below. Authorities were told the woman was on the pier and then somehow ended up in the water before a witness lost sight of her, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Ippolito said. It was not clear if the woman jumped or fell from the pier.   Some personal items belonging to the missing woman, […]

  • An investigation was underway after human remains were set ablaze in a Home Depot parking lot in Cypress Park on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Charged With Dismembering Wife in Pasadena, Transporting Remains on Metro Train Before Burning Them in Cypress Park

    The dismembered body found set on fire in Cypress Park belonged to a homeless woman who was allegedly killed by her husband in Pasadena then transported to northeast Los Angeles on a Metro train, police said Tuesday. Valentino Gutierrez, 56, has been charged with felony counts of murder and arson in connection with the grisly homicide, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office said. Los Angeles police investigators revealed new details about the case they called “particularly disturbing” in an afternoon […]

  • Michael Fejes, 65, said he was attacked by a random group of young men who fired paintballs at him on the night of Feb. 4, 2018, leaving one of his eyes seriously injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Seriously Injured in His Eye After He Says He Was Randomly Attacked With Paintballs in Torrance

    A 65-year-old man cannot see in one of his eyes a day after he says he was attacked with paintballs, when a random group of young men started shooting the balls at him in Torrance on Monday night. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on February 5, 2018.