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
  • Candles, flowers and stuffed animal were left on the corner of PCH and Vincent Street. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victims Remembered at Site of Deadly Crash Outside Redondo Beach Church

    Flowers and candles were placed Thursday night at the intersection in Redondo Beach where an alleged DUI driver plowed into families who had just attended a school Christmas program, killing three women and leaving nine others injured, including five children. Margo Bronstein of Redondo Beach was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, police said Thursday. The 56-year-old was jailed after being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The deadly collision occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday when […]

  • Movie posters for the premiere of the film 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘The Interview’ Actor Speaks Out Over Sony’s Decision to Cancel Release

    Sony Pictures was getting mixed reviews Wednesday over its decision to cancel the scheduled Christmas release of `The Interview.` Charles Rahi Chun, who plays General Jong in the new film spoke with Mary Beth McDade about Sony’s decision. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

  • Sgt. Dan Gomez of the LAPD Tactical Technology Section wears the new TASER Axon on-body cameras meant for police officers during a Dec. 16, 2014, press conference where Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city would purchase cameras in an effort to increase transparency. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officers to Get On-Body Cameras Citywide, Mayor Garcetti Announces

    Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the city would purchase 7,000 body cameras for police officers in an effort to increase transparency. Body cameras for officers have become a major issue in the wake of the shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer and the conflicting accounts of what happened. At a news conference, Garcetti said the cameras “are not a panacea, but they are a critical part of the formula. They’re a great step […]

  • Police release video of two men sought in a rash of thefts from the porches of homes in Huntington Beach.

    Two Brazen Package Thieves Caught on Surveillance Video in Huntington Beach

    Police in Huntington Beach were warning residents Wednesday about three recent incidents in which mail and packages were stolen off residential doorsteps by two different men. The first theft occurred on Nov. 25 in the north end of the city off Edinger Avenue, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. In that case, the resident’s home surveillance camera caught a man walking up to the front door with a red clipboard in his hand, the release […]

  • A campus police vehicle is seen in a parking structure at Cal State Long Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Reports Being Attacked by Knife-Wielding Man at Cal State Long Beach

    Police at Cal State Long Beach were searching Tuesday for a man who reportedly attacked a female student with a knife on campus, injuring her hand. The University Police Department received a call about 3:45 p.m. Monday from a man who said his daughter had been attacked about 2:20 p.m., according to a crime bulletin on the agency’s website. The woman was on the fourth level of Parking Structure 1 and walking to her car when she was approached by […]

  • A fire burned at a downtown L.A. apartment building on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    7-Story Apartment Complex Gutted; Lanes Reopened on 110 After ‘Remarkable Firefight’

    A series of major fires raged for hours in downtown Los Angeles and the nearby Westlake area early Monday, destroying a huge apartment complex that was under construction, bringing more than 250 firefighters to the scene, and shutting down the 101 and 110 freeways. Glass cascaded down around firefighters as they battled the blaze and withstood intense heat radiating off surrounding buildings, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The dramatic fire was visible for miles and sent a scorched smell […]

  • Surveillance video captured images of two women sought for burglarizing the offices of actor Paul Walker's manager on anniversary of his death.

    Burglars Steal ‘Priceless’ Memories From Offices of Actor Paul Walker’s Manager

    Actor Paul Walker’s longtime friend and manager Matt Luber said Wednesday that he lost years of cherished videos, voice mails and photographs of the late actor during a burglary at his Hollywood management offices on the 1-year anniversary of the “Fast and Furious” star’s death. The mementos were stored on Luber’s computer and backed-up on a hard-drive, both of which were taken by the thieves. In fact, the two women who were caught on surveillance video took every computer, hard-drive […]

  • Crews worked to keep Camarillo Springs safe during the rain storm on Dec. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Brings Record-Breaking Rainfall to SoCal

    A powerful storm brought a record-breaking amount of heavy rain to Southern California Tuesday, prompting flash-flood watches, preparations for mudslides in recent burn areas and the mandatory evacuation of homes in Camarillo. Preliminary data showed new record rainfall in multiple areas, including downtown Los Angeles, where 1.15 inches fell, breaking a 1961 record, according to the National Weather Service. LAX and Long Beach Airport saw records broken from 1966 and 1961, respectively. In Oxnard, 1.25 inches had fallen by early evening, breaking a […]

  • Glendora residents filled sandbags amid mudslide concerns on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid Mudslide Concerns, Glendora Residents Prepare for More Rain, Voluntary Evacuations

    Amid concerns over mudslides, residents of Glendora on Monday continued to fill sandbags and prepare for voluntary evacuations in anticipation of an expected rainstorm. On Monday afternoon, officials said they planned to update the city’s alert status from yellow to orange in the area affected by January’s Colby Fire, which burned just under 2,000 acres of brush in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills on the city’s north side and in neighboring Azusa. When the alert level changes to orange at 6 […]