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
  • Long-Running Controversy Over Oil Drilling Drives Hermosa Beach Residents to the Polls

    Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

  • A screenshot from a bystander's video shows Los Angeles police officers struggling with a man moments before he was fatally shot on Skid Row on March 1, 2015. (Credit: Anthony Blackburn via Facebook)

    Homeless Man Grabbed Officer’s Pistol Prior to Fatal Skid Row Shooting: Chief Beck

    A homeless man fatally shot by police in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday had grabbed an officer’s pistol, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Monday. Beck made the statement during a noon press conference to update the public on the department’s investigation into the deadly shooting, which was captured on video. “While on the ground and struggling with the officers, the man forcibly grabbed one of the officer’s holstered pistols, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” Beck […]

  • Raymond Baker, 72, is seen in a photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Spa Owner, 72, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman Responding to Job Ad on Craigslist; More Victims Sought

    Detectives on Tuesday were looking for more possible victims of a 72-year-old Laguna Niguel man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who responded to a job advertisement on Craigslist. Raymond Newton Baker was arrested Thursday following a three-week investigation into claims made by a 29-year-old woman that he sexually assaulted her while supposedly training her to use a medical device, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The woman met Baker after answering a Craigslist job advertisement for […]

  • After a CHP vehicle used the PIT maneuver on a truck fleeing in a chase that lasted more than an hour, the truck crashed into a vehicle across an intersection in Palmdale on Feb. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect in Speeding Pickup Truck Surrenders After Chase From San Fernando Valley to Palmdale

    A pickup truck driver who led officers on a high-speed pursuit from the San Fernando Valley to the Antelope Valley surrendered Monday night nearly two hours after the chase began. The chase started at 5:07 p.m. in the Northridge area, according to Officer Liliana Preciado with the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers observed a dark gray Ford F-150 traveling at a high rate of speed on the opposite side of the road at Saticoy Street and Topanga Canyon, Preciado said. During […]

  • A surveillance photo showed Erica Alonso and the couple she met on Valentine's Day just hours before her disappearance. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Mystery Couple Comes Forward in Search for Missing OC Woman; Family Pleads for Help

    A mystery couple seen with a Laguna Hills woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating on Valentine’s Day came forward to talk to investigators Friday as the missing woman’s family pleaded for help in finding her. Erica Alonso, 27, hasn’t been seen since shortly after she and her boyfriend left the Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa on the evening of Feb. 14 with an unknown couple. “We just want her home. We miss her so much,” said her sister, who gave […]

  • A surveillance photo showed Erica Alonso and the couple she met on Valentine's Day just hours before her disappearance. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    OC Woman Vanishes After Night Out Celebrating Valentine’s Day; Mystery Club Couple Sought

    Authorities were asking for the public’s help Thursday in locating a Laguna Hills woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day. Erica Alonso and her boyfriend spent the evening of Feb. 14 at the Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. While at the club, the 27-year-old and her date befriended another couple who offered to give them a ride back to her boyfriend’s home in Irvine, the release […]

  • A structure was seriously damaged at the Torrance Refinery after a fire on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: Christina Pascucci/KTLA)

    Torrance ExxonMobil Refinery Rocked by Large Explosion; Earthquake-Like Shaking Reported

    Four workers had minor injuries Wednesday after a large explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance that left ash cascading to the ground and South Bay residents briefly wondering if an earthquake had hit. The blast at the refinery, which is located in the 3700 block of West 190th Street (map), occurred around 8:50 a.m. It caused a small blaze on the ground that was quickly extinguished by some four dozen firefighters from Torrance and neighboring beach cities. Meanwhile, the refinery’s flare system sent flames […]

  • Preparations were underway on Feb. 17, 2015 for Sunday's Academy Awards. (Credit: KTLA)

    Oscar Preps Underway in Advance of Sunday’s Academy Awards Show

    The clock was ticking down Tuesday to Sunday’s Academy Awards show and preparations were well underway for Hollywood`s big night. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

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    Teen Dies While Playing Russian Roulette in Torrance: Sheriff’s Department

    A 17-year-old died after shooting himself in the head while playing a game of Russian roulette in a Torrance apartment, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Monday. The potentially fatal game is typically played when a group of people place a single bullet in a gun’s chamber, then pull the trigger while pointing it at themselves one time each until someone is shot. The shooting was reported around midnight in the 900 block of West Carson Street (map), sheriff’s […]