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
  • Erika Tomassian is seen in a photograph from her Facebook Page.

    Hollywood Mother Collapses, Dies While Feeding Baby Who Then Chokes to Death: Police

    The bodies of a woman and her 1-year-old son, who were likely dead for days, were found inside a Hollywood apartment Monday along with a second boy who was suffering from severe dehydration after a worried neighbor called 911. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were called to an apartment in the 1600 block of North Fuller Avenue around 3 p.m., according to Officer Liliana Preciado. When first responders arrived they had to break into the second-story apartment. Inside, they […]

  • Police officers stand guard outside the apartment building where the alleged Umpqua Community College gunman, Chris Harper Mercer, lived in Winchester outside Roseburg, Oregon, on Oct. 2, 2015. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oregon Gunman Was Enrolled in Class Where He Opened Fire, Authorities Say

    The man who gunned down nine people at an Oregon community college was enrolled in the class where the fatal shootings occurred, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Friday. At an earlier news conference, Hanlin identified the nine dead, who range in age from 18 to 67: Lucero Alcaraz, 19 Treven Taylor Anspach, 20 Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18 Quinn Glen Cooper, 18 Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59 Lucas Eibel, 18 Jason Dale Johnson, 33 Lawrence Levine, 67 (teacher) Sarena Dawn Moore, […]

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    Paraplegic NHRA Driver Has Custom Truck, Trailer and Race Car Stolen in Arcadia

    Steve Bolstad, known as the wheelchair cowboy, was hoping Tuesday that someone can help him find the specially equipped cars stolen from him last week in Arcadia. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.  

  • Andy DelVesco is shown in a photo from a Pi Beta Phi website.

    UCLA Student, Fresno Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Sorority Member’s Death

    Two young men, including a UCLA student, have been arrested in the death of another UCLA student whose body was found inside a burning Westwood apartment building, authorities said Monday. The body of Andrea “Andy” Lauren DelVesco, 21, was found Sept. 21 within a unit in a Roebling Avenue apartment building where many members of her sorority live. Alberto Medina and Eric Marquez, both 22, were arrested, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Monday. Both were being held on suspicion of […]

  • A body was found Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, inside the trunk of a car in San Bernardino, police said. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Body Found in Trunk of San Bernardino Car ID’d as Missing 28-Year-Old Man From El Monte: Police

    A man whose body was discovered in the trunk of a car earlier this week on a San Bernardino street was identified on Friday as 28-year-old Miguel Evora, police said. Evora had been reported missing out of El Monte on Sept. 19, according to San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Richard Lawhead. His body was discovered shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the trunk of a car in the 600 block of West Courtland Drive, police said. The vehicle, which had […]

  • Pope Francis conducted an evening prayer at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sept. 24, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Pope Francis Conducts Evening Prayer at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

    Speaking during evening prayers Thursday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Pope Francis effusively praised Catholic nuns. “I would like to express my esteem and gratitude to the religious women of the United States,” the Pope said to applause that resonated through the city’s stately place of worship. “What would the Church be without you?” “Women of strength, fighters, with that spirit of courage which puts you on the front lines in the proclamation of the Gospel,” Francis continued. “To […]

  • Actor Andre Bauth at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in April. Bauth, whose real name is Andre Bautista, was charged with trying to kill his Studio City roommate. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Emmy-Winning Producer, Accused of Trying to Kill Roommate, Now Faces Lawsuit from Tenants

    Actor and producer Andre Bautista, known by his stage name Andre Bauth, remained in custody Wednesday on suspicion of trying to kill his roommate. Meanwhile, the suspect`s tenants filed a lawsuit accusing him of being a slumlord. Mary Beth McDade reports from the KTLA 5 newsroom at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

  • Pope Francis is escorted by U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis Arrives in US for 6-Day Trip, Is Greeted by President Obama

    Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and his willingness to tackle the nation’s most significant political, social and economic controversies. In an unprecedented welcome for a foreign dignitary, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters along with Vice President Joe Biden and his family traveled to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington to greet the […]

  • The wife of a young father struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Ana arrives at the scene of the crash. (Credit: KTLA News)

    Man Sought in Santa Ana Hit-and-Run That Killed Young Father Working as Tree Trimmer

    A tree trimmer who was picking up traffic cones after finishing a job was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene of the Santa Ana crash on foot, police said Friday. The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. at West 17th and North Fairview streets, a major intersection, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The victim, a contract worker for the city, was standing next to his truck when he was struck. He was knocked about […]