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
  • Police were searching for an armed suspect wanted in at least six robberies in the Sylmar and Pacoima areas. (Credit: LAPD)

    Video Shows Suspect Sought in String of Armed Robberies in San Fernando Valley

    Police were searching for an armed suspect wanted in at least six robberies in the Sylmar and Pacoima areas. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • LAPD officers were at the scene of a crash that killed a child in South Los Angeles Oct. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Run Over by Ice Cream Truck in South L.A.; Driver Attacked

    A 7-year-old boy died after being run over by an ice cream truck while riding his bike on a residential street in South Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The incident was reported around at 7:15 p.m. in the 200 block of E. 97th Street, according to Officer Norma Eisenman with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations. The boy was riding alongside the ice cream truck, possibly even holding on to it, when he apparently fell off the bike and […]

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    Body of CSUN Student Missing for a Month Found Off 10 Freeway in Palm Desert

    The body of a CSUN student from Saudi Arabia was found off the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities confirmed Friday, exactly a month after the 23-year-old disappeared. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi has last been seen at his home in Northridge Sept. 17. He was the subject of an LAPD missing persons investigation in which the FBI was assisting. A male body was found just before midnight off the 10 Freeway east of Cook Street in Palm Desert (map), according to […]

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    Suspected Burglar Who Targeted Open Houses in West L.A. May Have Struck in O.C.

    Authorities believe the same suspected burglar who has been targeting open houses in West Los Angeles may have committed more crimes in Orange County. Mary Beth McDade reports from Mission Viejo for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 16, 2014. More video:

  • Actor Stephen Collins was being investigated after child molestation allegations emerged on Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Stephen Collins Under Investigation in L.A. County Over Alleged 1983 Incident With Girl, 13

    The Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau was investigating allegations against “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins made by a woman who said she was 13 at the time of the incident, the department confirmed Wednesday. Allegations of indecent exposure and annoying or molesting a child involved incidents that occurred in West Hollywood in 1983, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. Stephens is the subject of a continuing investigation being conducted by police in New York City related to […]

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    Man Sought in Burglaries of 3 Westside Homes Listed for Sale

    Los Angeles authorities are seeking help identifying a man captured on surveillance video who is believed to have burglarized at least three West L.A. homes that were for sale. The first alleged burglary occurred in Brentwood on Sept. 7 about 3 p.m. in the 12000 block of Promontory Road, LAPD Officer Jane Kim said. The second occurred Sept. 16 about 11 a.m. in the 9000 block of Liebe Drive. The last was Oct. 7 about 2:30 p.m. in the 2800 […]

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    Despite Protests, Seal Beach Will Continue to Trap and Kill Coyotes

    Authorities in Seal Beach have euthanized three coyotes in the last week and will continue the campaign for the next three weeks in an effort to bring their numbers down, the City Council decided Monday night. The decision to continue euthanizing coyotes that trek into Seal Beach’s quiet residential neighborhoods, killing family pets, came over the objection of some residents and animal rights activists who said the campaign is ill-conceived. “If coyotes replace those who are killed, and coyotes will […]

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    Seal Beach City Council Votes to Extend Program That Traps, Euthanizes Coyotes

    Despite objections from some animal-rights activists, the Seal Beach City Council on Monday voted to extend a program that traps and euthanizes coyotes in the area. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

  • Teens killed in freeway crash in Irvine were remembered at a candlelight vigil. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teens Killed in Fiery Irvine Crash Remembered at Candlelight Memorial

    Friends, family members and classmates gathered Tuesday night at a candlelight memorial at Carl Hankey K-8 School in Mission Viejo for five teenagers killed in a fiery solo-car crash on the 5 Freeway. The teens were on their way home from Buena Park early Saturday morning after attending Knott’s Scary Farm when their car veered off the freeway and crashed into an embankment, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Among the victims was middle school student Matthew Melo. Melo’s cousin […]