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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
  • Man, 18, in Custody After Allegedly Stabbing 19-Year-Old Girlfriend to Death in La Habra

    Family and friends gathered at an emotional vigil to remember a 19-year-old La Habra woman who was stabbed to death Friday, allegedly by her boyfriend. Salina Marie Araiza was found in a vehicle with multiple stab wounds around 6:10 a.m., near a strip mall in the 900 block of West Whittier Boulevard, officials said. Police had responded to the scene after receiving a disturbance call about a man with a knife; when they arrived, officers found a man carrying a knife […]

  • 2 Men Caught on Camera Stealing Mail Out of USPS Truck in Tarzana

    Authorities are investigating on Thursday after two men were caught on video stealing multiple pieces of mail from a United States Postal Service truck in Tarzana. The two men are shown on security footage parking a gray silver, four-door vehicle in front of the truck before exiting the car and running towards the front of the truck on April 15. They then are seen entering the truck and stealing multiple packages before returning to the car and driving away. “I saw the whole […]

  • After Missing Boy’s Father Is Released, Detectives Continue Search for Clues in Child’s Disappearance

    The criminal defense attorney for the father of a missing 5-year-old boy insisted on Wednesday that his client had nothing to do with his son’s disappearance after several search warrants were served in connection with the case. The 35-year-old father was released from jail Tuesday after officials found they lacked sufficient evidence to charge him with abducting and endangering the child. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 26, 2017.

  • Father of Missing South Pasadena Boy Released From Custody, Jail Records Show

    The father of a missing 5-year-old boy has been released from custody just three days after he was arrested on suspicion of child abduction and child endangerment, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate information records show. Aramazd Andressian, 35, was released from jail about 3:25 p.m. Tuesday. An attorney retained by Andressian told KTLA he was released because of insufficient evidence. In a news release Tuesday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said authorities have decided not to present the case to the […]

  • Off-Duty Santa Monica Police Officer Boards Flight to Taiwan After Making it Past Security at LAX

    Authorities said Thursday that an off-duty Santa Monica police officer was able to board a flight to Taiwan with a gun that made it past security. The mishap began at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration, during an incident in which the TSA now says “standard procedures were not followed.” The officer, Noell Grant, was traveling on leisure with her family and had a layover in Taiwan on her way to Thailand. When she landed in […]

  • Whittier Driver Was Distracted by Sexual Encounter When He Left Teen to Die on Bus, Family Attorney Says

    A Whittier bus driver who is serving a two-year prison term for the death of a 19-year-old student with autism left the man behind on a bus on a scorching hot day after arranging to have sex with a colleague, lawyers for the teen’s family said Wednesday. Text message records show Armando Abel Ramirez, 37, was corresponding with another bus driver to arrange to have sex on Sept. 11, 2015, when he failed to ensure all students had exited his […]

  • North Park Staff, Parents Prepare for School’s Reopening After Shooting; Hundreds of Teddy Bears to Greet Students

    Three days after a gunman opened fire in a classroom, killing a teacher and a student and wounding another student, the North Park Elementary School community in San Bernardino is preparing for the campus to reopen. A public meeting for parents was being held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss the reopening the school, set for Monday. The San Bernardino City Unified School District was hosting the meeting at nearby Holcomb Elementary School. The gathering comes after a closed-door meeting […]

  • Meeting Focuses on Future of North Park School After Shooting

    The future of North Park Elementary School after a double murder-suicide took place there earlier this week was the focus of a meeting Wednesday. Teachers and staff were also honored for their role in keeping students safe in the aftermath of the shooting. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 12, 2017.

  • North Park Elementary School Remains Closed; San Bernardino Police Say Shooter Fired 10 Rounds

    North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino will remain closed as police continue to investigate why a 53-year-old Riverside man opened fire in a special education classroom the day before, killing his estranged wife and an 8-year-old student and then turning the gun on himself. A second student wounded in the attack, a 9-year-old boy shot in the upper body, was doing well and in improving condition, San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan said Tuesday. Burguan provided an update during an 11 […]