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
  • Jeffrey Alan Lash is shown in a California DMV photo for a driver's license issued on Nov. 29, 2010.

    Palisades Man Who Amassed Millions in Cash Weapons Managed to Convinced Women He Was Alien Savior

    Jeffrey Lash died in possession of a secret stash of million of dollars worth of weapons and cash with no obvious source of income, but even more mysterious may be how the unassuming 60-year-old was able to convince the women closest to him that he was a human-alien hybrid sent to save the earth and was working for the CIA. The husband of one of the woman fascinated by Lash’s incredible stories blamed the reclusive Pacific Palisades man for destroying […]

  • Jeffrey Alan Lash is shown in a California DMV photo for a driver's license issued on Nov. 29, 2010.

    Question Arise About Gun Cache-Owning Mystery Man’s Relationships to Multiple Women

    The identity of a man who lived a mysterious life in a home filled with millions of dollars worth of guns, ammunition and cash was confirmed earlier this month by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, but the questions surrounding Jeffrey Lash’s life — and his relationships with the women in it — were becoming even more bizarre. Lash’s decomposing body was found July 17 in an SUV parked near the condominium where he lived in Pacific Palisades. He had collapsed and died […]

  • rench President François Hollande poses with the four men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a French train during a Legion of Honor ceremony at the Élysée in Paris Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: TSgt. Ryan Crane/U.S. Air Force)

    France Honors Americans, Briton for Stopping Train Attack as New Hero Emerges

    They grew up together, fought off an attacker together and accepted a nation’s honor together. Three days after they pounced on and subdued a gunman Friday aboard a packed train headed to Paris, American childhood friends Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos received the Legion of Honor — France’s highest recognition. Later Monday, the identity of a new hero was revealed. Mark Moogalian, 51, a French-American who describes himself on his website as an author, teacher and musician, encountered […]

  • Musician Gene Simmons arrives at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on August 14, 2011 in Hollywood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Crimes Against Children Task Force Serves Search Warrant at Home of Rocker Gene Simmons

    Detectives with the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant Thursday at the home of musician and reality star Gene Simmons, police said. The warrant was served at the KISS front man’s home located in the 2600 block of Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Crest, said Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department. Simmons and his family were cooperative and were not considered suspects in the investigation, Lopez said. A representative for Simmons confirmed to […]

  • Photographs show Dragon Kim and his friend Justin Lee who both died in a camping accident in Yosemite.

    Vigil Held for 2 O.C. Friends Killed by Falling Tree Limb in Yosemite National Park

    A vigil was held Tuesday evening in memory of two Orange County youngsters who were killed by a falling tree limb while camping with family members in Yosemite National Park last week. Friends, coaches, fellow teammates and band members turned out to remember Justin Lee and Dragon Kim with a candlelight vigil at Northwood High School in Irvine. “I know that they left such a positive impact on our lives, and I’m just blessed that I was able to know them and […]

  • Photographs show Dragon Kim and his friend Justin Lee who both died in a camping accident in Yosemite.

    Two Campers Killed by Falling Tree in Yosemite Identified as OC Teens

    Two young campers killed when a tree limb fell on their tent in Yosemite Valley early Friday were identified Monday as Tustin teenagers Justin Lee and Dragon Kim. The branch fell from an oak tree about 5 a.m. Friday while the boys were sleeping at Upper Pines Campground, according to the National Park Service. By the time park rangers arrived the boys were dead, a brief news release from Yosemite National Park stated on Friday. On Monday, Kim’s parents, who […]

  • “Everything now is going to the right way for El Niño,” Patzert said. “If this lines up to its potential, this thing can bring a lot of floods, mudslides and mayhem.”

    ‘Godzilla El Niño’ May Be Coming, But ‘Extreme Rainfall’ Unlikely to Reverse California’s Drought

    This fall and winter’s predicted El Niño has the potential to become the most powerful ever recorded and could bring “extreme rainfall” to parched California, but it may not be enough to reverse four years of drought, federal forecasters said Thursday. Data showing continued warm sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean were leading to the prediction of a strong El Niño to peak in late fall or early winter, according to a monthly report released Thursday by the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. The […]

  • Donyetta Butts is seen in a photo provided by her mother.

    12-Year-Old Girl With Mental Health Condition Reported Missing in North Hills

    A search was underway in North Hills on Wednesday for a 12-year-old girl with a mental health condition who went missing when she went barefoot to take out the trash the previous night, according to her mother and police. Donyetta “D.D.” Butts was last seen at the Hometown Inn, at 9401 Sepulveda Blvd., around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department stated. The girl’s mother, Michelle Mosby, told KTLA that Donyetta had gone outside to throw […]

  • Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Aug. 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Jeb Bush Speaks to Sold-Out Crowd at Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley

    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush spoke to a sold-out crowd Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Mary Beth McDade reports from Simi Valley for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 11, 2015. More video: