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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    Increased Security at LAX Following Report of Possible Terror Threat

    Authorities increased security at LAX on Friday in response to an alleged terror threat from the group ISIS. Mary Beth McDade reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, April 24, 2015.

  • Driver of Toyota Pickup Sought in East L.A. Hit-and-Run That Left Bicyclist Hospitalized

    The CHP was asking for the public’s help Thursday in identifying the hit-and-run driver of a Toyota pickup that struck a bicyclist, leaving him hospitalized with major head trauma. It happened around 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, in the East Los Angeles Area. The white, mid-80s Toyota truck was traveling southbound on Arizona Avenue while the victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk of Olympic Boulevard, according to a […]

  • A booking photo shows Michael David Ikeler after an arrest in Lake County in 2013.

    Tip From Neighbor Led to Arrest of Man Charged With Sex Crimes in Gardena Kidnapping of 2-Year-Old Girl

    Nearly three weeks after a 2-year-old girl was kidnapped from a car wash in Gardena, police on Wednesday said that a tip from a neighbor led to the arrest of a Torrance man on suspicion of committing the crime, which authorities said included sexual assault. Michael David Ikeler, 36, was taken into custody a week after the April 2 kidnapping. It was not immediately clear why police announced the arrest nearly two weeks after Ikeler was taken into custody. Inmate records showed he was in […]

  • Four Masked Men Assault Homeowner in Violent Daytime Robbery in Westchester

    A Westchester neighborhood was on alert Tuesday after four masked men armed with a knife and a hand gun burst into a home in the middle of the afternoon. The men assaulted the homeowner and stole several items before fleeing. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

  • Clinton Alford shows wounds his attorney said came from a beating at the hands of LAPD in October 2014. (Credit: Law Offices of Caree Harper)

    LAPD Officer Charged With Assault in Videotaped Beating of Man During October 2014 Arrest

    A Los Angeles police officer who allegedly beat and kicked a man in an October arrest was charged Monday with one count of assault under color of authority, and his alleged victim thanked God for “some kind of justice.” LAPD Officer Richard Garcia entered a not guilty plea in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse just after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the charge against him. Garcia, 34, was charged in connection with an Oct. 16, 2014, arrest near […]

  • LAPD was responding to shootings in Palms on April 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 4 Others Injured in Separate Westside Shooting Incidents: LAPD

    Los Angeles police were responding three separate crimes scenes in a series of shootings that left one person dead and several others injured in the Palms area on Thursday afternoon. In describing a developing investigation, police said officers responded to Woodbine Park  just after 3 p.m., when one man was found dead and another with gunshot wounds. Witnesses said they heard seven or eight shots fired, and one of the victims crying out, asking why the gunman was shooting at a […]

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    Redondo Beach Couple With Ailing Mother-of-the-Bride Wins ‘Dream Wedding’

    Samantha Carisch and Taylor Sinclair had been forced to postpone their wedding twice because the mother-of-the-bride was battling MS. But the couple recently won “The Knot Dream Wedding” competition, which will allow them to have the wedding they always wanted. Mary Beth McDade reports from Redondo Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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    Man Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old Mar Vista Teen Who Disappeared Weeks Ago

    A Culver City man was being held on $8 million bail after being accused of raping a 15-year-old Mar Vista girl with autism who was missing for nearly three weeks, police said Tuesday. Samuel Robert Duran Jr., 33, was booked on multiple counts, including rape, in connection with the girl’s March 24 disappearance, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The missing teenager was reunited with her mother Monday after being located at Duran’s Culver City […]

  • Antolin Brito-Soto is shown in a booking photo released April 8, 2015, by OCSD.

    O.C. Dad Sought in Alleged DUI Crash That Killed His 5-Year-Old Daughter

    A 33-year-old San Juan Capistrano man who was allegedly drunk when he crashed his SUV with his four children inside, killing his 5-year-old daughter, was being sought by after failing to appear for court hearings, authorities said Wednesday. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was asking for the public’s help finding Antolin Brito-Soto in connection with the March 22, 2014, crash. Brito-Soto was driving his 2002 Ford Explorer westbound on Junipero Serra Road about 7:30 p.m. when he went through a parking […]