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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
  • Floodwaters are seen in Elkview, West Virginia on June 24, 2016. (Credit: West Virginia Department of Transportation)

    West Virginia Flooding Leaves at Least 23 Dead, Governor Says

    As heavy thunderstorms sent massive floods sweeping across West Virginia, at least 23 people died in the raging waters, state and federal officials said Friday. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced 14 deaths at a news conference early in the afternoon. By Friday night, the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management had increased the death toll to 23. Trees and power lines fell as heavy rains sent creeks and rivers out of their banks late Thursday and early […]

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    Huntington Beach Man Says He Captured Images of Identity Theft Suspect Outside His Home

    A Huntington Beach man said Thursday that a thief stole his credit card statements from his mail box and used them to order a new card. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

  • Hailey Suder is shown in a photo posted to her Facebook page on Dec. 12, 2015.

    High School Cheerleader Charged in Beating Death of Homeless Man in Santee

    A high school cheerleader has been charged in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in San Diego County, officials said. Hailey Suder, 18, pleaded not guilty Monday to two felony counts of being an accessory after the fact, according to Tanya Sierra, spokeswoman for the San Diego County district attorney’s office. Suder was dating one of two brothers charged with killing 50 year-old George Lowery, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Sheriff’s homicide investigators did not say what […]

  • A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Fish fire near Duarte on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Ordered as 2 Wildfires Burn 4,500 Acres in San Gabriel Mountains

    Firefighters are battling a pair of fast-moving brush fires that consumed some 4,500 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains, prompting the evacuation of about 685 homes as triple-digit temperatures hit the region Monday. The two fires started midday within an hour of each other and just a few miles apart above the cities of Azusa and Duarte, where it was 109 degrees early Monday evening. The first blaze erupted shortly after 11:15 a.m. along Highway 39 by the Morris Dam after […]

  • Beachgoers escape the heat wave in Newport Beach on June 17, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elevated Surf, Rip Currents Prompt Beach Warnings as Heat Wave Begins

    Large surf and rip currents are expected in Southern California Friday and into the weekend, when high temperatures are expected to prompt people to flock to the ocean. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, June 17, 2016.

  • FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse nightclub where a gunman killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Grand Jury to Investigate Orlando Shooter’s Widow, Officials Say

    Federal investigators digging for clues in the Orlando nightclub massacre are zeroing in on Noor Salman, the widow of gunman Omar Mateen. What did Salman know of his plans and what might she have done to stop him? Authorities have been trying to pin her down after she apparently gave conflicting statements about what she knew of his intentions in the hours before the attack. A U.S. attorney plans to bring evidence before a federal grand jury to determine whether […]

  • Omar Saddiqui Mateen was the gunman who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida killing at least 50 people, two law enforcement officials told CNN. (Credit: Omar Mateen/MySpace)

    Omar Mateen: Angry, Violent ‘Bigot’ Who Was Investigated by FBI

    As the world mourns the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre, investigators are working to piece together a picture of the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. What could have driven Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, a New York-born security guard who was the son of Afghan immigrants, to such a horrific act of violence — the biggest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11? Descriptions have quickly emerged of a troubled and angry individual. His […]

  • An LAPD bomb squad member searches a car linked to the UCLA shooter found in Culver City on June 3, 2016. (Credit: Sky5)

    Gasoline Containers, Handgun Found in UCLA Shooter’s Car in Culver City

    Several containers of gasoline and a handgun were found in the trunk of a car linked to UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar that was located Friday afternoon in Culver City, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Friday. Police believe the containers were used to refuel the car during Sarkar’s drive from Minnesota, where he is suspected to have killed his wife, to UCLA, where he killed a former professor before committing suicide. Matt Blake, chief of detectives for LAPD, told reporters Friday evening […]

  • William Klug is seen in a photo posted on the UCLA Engineering Department's website.

    Professor Killed in UCLA Murder-Suicide Brilliant, Kind, Caring, Colleagues Say

    UCLA students went to school Wednesday expecting to take on routine end-of-school-year tasks: final exams and presentations. But those concerns were forgotten around 10 a.m., when cellphones buzzed to life across campus, announcing that a shooting had taken place. Within minutes, thousands of students found themselves racing for cover, building makeshift barricades against classroom doors that wouldn’t lock and arming themselves with anything they could find as information about the gunfire — some of it rumor about a wave of assailants — […]