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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
  • Smoke billows from a huge fire in Ontario on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Massive 3-Alarm Fire Sends Smoke Towering Over Ontario Area

    Firefighters are battling a massive blaze that is burning bales of plastic bottles, cardboard and other recyclables — and sending a giant plume of dark smoke into the air — in the Ontario area Friday night. Firefighters were called to a 3-alarm fire at a recycling center at Grove Avenue and Holt Boulevard about 4:23 p.m. The fire has since spread to a neighboring recycling center. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated, according to fire officials. A captain with the Ontario Fire Department […]

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    USC Students Weigh In on Final Presidential Debate at Annenberg Watch Party

    University of Southern California students weighed in on the presidential election on Wednesday after a viewing party for the third and final presidential debate. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 5 on Oct. 19, 2016.

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    Surveillance Footage Catches Man Following Highland Park Couple, Peering Through Their Home’s Windows

    After checking their security cameras when they noticed trash strewn about in front of their home, a Highland Park couple was shocked to discover they had been watched. Tracy and David Serrano checked their footage Sunday afternoon and discovered a man pacing back and forth in front of their home the previous night. The stranger seemed to watch the couple get out of their taxi after returning from a charity event and, after the couple goes inside, tried opening their door. The man, dressed […]

  • "Skyspace LA" at the U.S. Bank Tower will include a "Skyslide," shown in this rendering. The Skyslide will be 46 feet long, 4 feet wide and made of 1 1/4- inch-thick glass.  (Credit: OUE Skyspace LA )

    Woman Files Lawsuit After Allegedly Suffering Injuries on U.S. Bank Tower’s Skyslide

    A woman has filed a lawsuit after allegedly suffering facial injuries and neck pain while riding the Skyslide at the U.S. Bank Tower. Tiffany Arnold told KTLA that she visited the downtown Los Angeles attraction over the July 4th weekend. “Once I was getting to the bottom, I just remember my head in the mat and I was getting up and I noticed I had a cut on my face,” Arnold said. “It was like a bump, and then head first.” She […]

  • Mark Burnett attends FOX 2016 Upfront Arrivals at Wollman Rink, Central Park, on May 16, 2016, in New York City. (Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    Over Calls for Release of ‘Apprentice’ Tapes of Trump, Mark Burnett Denies Having Right to Video

    The creator of “The Apprentice” says he does not have the legal ability to release footage from the show, denying reports that he is intentionally blocking the release of footage that may harm Donald Trump. The statement from Burnett and MGM, which owns his company, comes two days after BuzzFeed News reported that Burnett had privately threatened to sue staff if they leaked tapes to the press — a claim Burnett and MGM also denied. “Despite reports to the contrary, […]

  • Mary Jo Buttafuoco will be headlining an upcoming Facial Paralysis Walkathon in Long Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mary Jo Buttafuoco Speaks Out to Raise Awareness for Facial Paralysis

    Mary Jo Buttafuoco was thrust into the national spotlight in 1992 after she was shot in the face by her husband’s teenage mistress. Buttafuoco is sharing her story to raise awareness at an upcoming Facial Paralysis Walkathon in Long Beach. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 10, 2016.

  • A resident of a senior housing facility that caught fire on Oct. 10, 2016 is seen being treated by firefighters. (Credit: KTLA)

    5 Residents Injured in Fire at Westlake High-Rise Senior Living Facility

    A fire broke out Monday night at a high-rise, senior living facility in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, leaving five residents injured, fire officials reported. The fire was reported about 9:12 p.m. at the 15 story senior living facility located at 455 South Union Ave., the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. Firefighters found flames coming from the fourth floor of the building. Five people were transported to local hospitals for burn injuries and smoke inhalation. Three victims were listed in critical […]

  • A hearse carrying Sgt. Steve Owen receives a salute on the 14 Freeway on Oct. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Procession Accompanies Body of Slain Sgt. Steve Owen, Called Role Model by Sheriff

    Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he met Thursday with the family of slain Lancaster Station Sgt. Steve Owen, whom he called a role model and a hero. Owen, 53, was shot in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7 after responding to a residential burglary call just after noon Wednesday. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he died a short time later. His body was taken in a procession of dozens of vehicles from the county coroner’s office in Boyle […]

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    Sheriff’s Sergeant Dies After Being Shot in Lancaster; Suspected Gunman in Custody

    A veteran sheriff’s sergeant has died after being shot while responding to a residential burglary call, and a suspect was taken into custody after a nearly two-hour search that prompted a shelter-in-place order at Antelope Valley College. In an afternoon news conference, authorities announced that 53-year-old Sgt. Steve Owen had died at the hospital. “We lost a brave sergeant today,” sheriff’s Executive Officer Neal Tyler said. The shooting occurred in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7, according to Deputy Mike Barraza […]