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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.


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    Amanda Knox Speaks Out After Murder Conviction Overturned by Italy’s Highest Court

    A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama that gripped the United States, Britain and Italy. Knox made a brief statement after Italy’s Supreme Court overturned her murder conviction late Friday. She was prosecuted after the semi-naked body of British student Meredith Kercher, 21, her throat slashed, was found in November 2007 in the apartment the two women shared. Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s Italian boyfriend, was convicted as well. He was […]

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    Family Sends Up Red Balloons on Birthday of Missing Laguna Hills Woman Erica Alonso

    The family of a missing Laguna Hills woman celebrated her 28th birthday without her on Thursday, releasing dozens of red balloons to the air at sunset. Erica Alonso’s birthday comes one day after her Honda Civic EX was located in the Glenwood Park neighborhood near Cedarbrook and Redwood, about a mile from her home. The young woman’s father told KTLA that there were two parking tickets on the vehicle. According to Isaac Alonso, there was no apparent damage to the […]

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    4 Arrests Made in Connection With Abduction, Killing of 3-Week-Old Long Beach Girl

    Four people have been arrested in connection with the January death of a 3-week-old girl who was kidnapped from a home in Long Beach, allegedly as part of a plot by a Thousand Oaks woman to show to her boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins, police said Wednesday. The body of Eliza Delacruz was found in a dumpster in San Diego County less than 24 hours after her Jan. 3 abduction, which left her parents and uncle injured. In describing […]

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Woman From Huntington Beach Kidnapped for Ransom in Bay Area; Father Begs for Her Release

    A 30-year-old California woman was abducted from a male acquaintance’s residence in the Bay Area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday. The male acquaintance, also 30, witnessed the kidnapping of Denise Louise Huskins from the Vallejo home, and he is not a suspect in the case, said Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park. A cousin of Huskins, Amy Mattison, told CNN affiliate KPIX that the 30-year-old man is Huskins’ boyfriend and she was abducted from his residence. The […]

  • Omara Gomez-Aviles, a working mother with three children, came to the US when she was 17 years old to escape the civil war and violence in her country of El Salvador.

    Dozens Gather at Emotional Rally in Santa Ana to Stop Scheduled Deportation of Single Mother

    Omara Gomez-Aviles, a working mother with three children, came to the US when she was 17 years old to escape the civil war and violence in her native country of El Salvador. On Monday, she was behind bars awaiting deportation. Mary Beth McDade reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 10.

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    Former ‘Survivor’ Producer Sentenced to 12 Years in Wife’s Death Got Break: Prosecutor

    A former “Survivor” producer’s sentence of 12 years in a Mexican prison in connection with the 2010 death of his wife is not enough, a Mexican prosecutor said. A Mexican judge handed down a guilty verdict and issued the sentence for Bruce Beresford-Redman, according to his mother, Juanita Beresford-Redman. His wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman, was found in a sewer at a resort hotel in Cancun where the couple was vacationing with their two young children in April 2010. She had suffered a blow […]

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    Two Men Sought in Violent Carjacking of Woman in El Segundo

    The 64-year-old victim of a violent assault and carjacking in a parking lot in El Segundo last month spoke publicly about her ordeal on Wednesday. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News a 10 on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

  • An activist argues with a student on March 10, 2015, over a proposed ban on flags at a UC Irvine student government building. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Threat of Violence’ Prompts UC Irvine to Cancel Flag-Ban Meeting That Draws Protest

    A “viable threat of violence” related to a plan to ban flags — including the U.S. one — in a student government building on the UC Irvine campus prompted the university to cancel a meeting Tuesday. The student government’s Legislative Council meeting was canceled, a decision supported by student leaders, the university announced. The University of California Irvine Police Department increased security and its presence on campus in response to the threat, which was not specific, according to the university’s […]

  • Long-Running Controversy Over Oil Drilling Drives Hermosa Beach Residents to the Polls

    Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.