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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
  • Luis Quintanar's relatives are shown at a vigil for the teen on Aug. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Riverside Teen Shot and Killed in Church Parking Lot

    Family and friends held a vigil on Monday for a Riverside 18-year-old who was shot and killed in the parking lot of Central Community Church. Luis Quintanar was shot after confronting a man during a walk with friends in the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue, Riverside Police Department officials said in a news release. One of Quintanar’s best friends, who was a witness to the shooting, said the teen was trying to calm the shooter down when he was shot. “Luis turned […]

  • Los Angeles Rams fans are shown fighting at a preseason game on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Reassigns Investigative Officers to L.A. Rams Games After Fights at Coliseum; Want Owner to Pay for Increased Security

    The Los Angeles Police Department was forced to reassign officers, many of whom work for special investigative units, to security at Los Angeles Rams games after two fights broke out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 24, 2016.

  • Hillary Clinton is shown in an image from Justin Timberlake's Instagram at a fundraiser in Los Angles on Aug. 23, 2016.

    Hillary Clinton Attends Campaign Fundraisers in Southern California

    Hillary Clinton was in Southern California for her second consecutive day Tuesday as she was scheduled to make stops at the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in the Hollywood Hills, and later in Laguna Beach for a fundraiser. Mary Beth McDade reports from Laguna Beach for KTLA News at 10 on Aug. 23, 2016.  

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers opening remarks during a meeting with law enforcement officials at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, August 18, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton Attends Fundraising Event in Beverly Hills

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Southern California Monday for a fundraising event in Beverly Hills. Mary Beth McDade reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 22, 2016.

  • The LAPD is investigating an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop in South Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shoots Teenager During Traffic Stop in South Los Angeles

    A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a person Tuesday afternoon while conducting a traffic stop in South L.A., authorities said. The shooting occurred after an officer on a motorcycle stopped a dark sedan along Century Boulevard east of Figueroa Street about 3:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Lt. Chris Ramirez said. During the traffic stop, a passenger got out of the vehicle, and at some point, the officer shot him, Ramirez said. Police are still investigating what prompted the officer to open fire. Two […]

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    Father of 4 Shot, Killed Outside Neighborhood Bar in San Pedro; Gunman Sought

    Police were searching Monday for the gunman who fatally shot a father of four during a dispute outside a neighborhood bar in San Pedro. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 15, 2016.

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    Santa Ana Police Launch Major Crackdown on Sex Trafficking, Targeting Johns

    Police said Friday that prostitution in Santa Ana is no longer just a problem on public streets and in commercial areas. It has now moved into residential neighborhoods creating a growing concern for residents. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

  • A neighbor at the couple’s former Whittier address identified the people in this photo as Mercy Becerra and Johnny Hartley. The photo was posted to Facebook on May 1, 2016.

    Whittier Man, Woman Arrested at Mexico Border With Body of 2-Year-Old Girl in Duffel Bag: San Diego Police

    A man and a woman from Whittier were arrested on suspicion of murder after attempting to enter Mexico on foot with the body of a 2-year-old girl inside a duffel bag, San Diego police said Wednesday. Johnny Lewis Hartley, 38, and Mercy Mary Becerra, 43, were arrested midday Tuesday, a news release from the San Diego Police Department said. Police were contacted about noon by Mexican law enforcement, who reported that Hartley and Becerra had been stopped by customs agents at the […]

  • A woman was rescued from a burning home in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 2016. (Credit: ANG.News)

    Woman Pulled to Safety After Vermont Knolls Neighborhood Home Catches Fire

    Rescuers used a window to pull a woman to safety after a home in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles caught fire Tuesday morning. Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were patrolling the neighborhood about 1 a.m. when one of them saw smoke coming from a nearby home, Officer Christopher Carnahan said. The officers went to the home near the intersection of South Hoover Street and West 74th Street and saw the rear of the home was on fire, Carnahan […]