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
  • A photo of Erica Alonso posted on her GiveForward memorial page, where she was described as "fierce" and "strong."

    Family of Erica Alonso Wants Answers and Justice in Young Woman’s Death

    One month after the decomposed body of 27-year-old Erica Alonso was found dumped off the Ortega Highway, her family gathered Friday outside the Irvine Police Department demanding answers. Mary Beth McDade reports from Irvine for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, May 29, 2015.  

  • Police and FBI officials are seen outside a OneWest Bank branch in West Los Angeles after a robbery on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Security Guard, 2 Others Injured in ‘Forceful, Violent’ Bank Robbery in Mar Vista Area

    Four people were being sought after an armed bank holdup Thursday afternoon in the Mar Vista area that left three people injured, authorities said. Three male robbers walked into a OneWest Bank branch in the 11300 block of National Boulevard (map) at 1:50 p.m. and “took over the bank,” said Officer Jack Richter of the Los Angeles Police Department. A security guard, the bank manager, and another person inside the bank were Tasered or pistol-whipped by the robbers, according to the LAPD. The three victims […]

  • Local Woman Gets Pope’s Blessing to Marry Member of the Elite Swiss Guard

    A Huntington Beach woman found the man of her dreams at the Vatican and even received the Pope’s blessing. Mary Beth McDade reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

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    Red Light Cameras Making a Comeback in Beverly Hills

    Six months after turning off red light cameras at intersections in Beverly Hills, the city announced Tuesday that starting June 1 the cameras will be rolling again. Click here for a list of red light camera locations.  

  • A surveillance photo released by the Newport Beach Police Department of a man sought in the theft of a Rolex watch.

    Man Sought for Grabbing Woman, Stealing Rolex Off Her Wrist in Newport Beach

    A man was being sought by Newport Beach police Wednesday after grabbing a woman in a parking structure off Newport Center Drive and removing a Rolex watch from her wrist. The woman sustained a minor injury to her wrist, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Police Department. He was described as a male Hispanic, standing 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighing about 130 to 150 pounds, the release stated. At the time of the theft, the […]

  • Lawmakers in Rancho Palos Verdes Consider City-Wide Ban on Skateboarding

    Lawmakers considering a city-wide ban on skateboarding in Rancho Palos Verdes heard from residents Tuesday at a hearing that at times became emotional. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

  • A man was on the ground following a high speed pursuit that ended in a South Los Angeles neighborhood on May 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Five in Custody After Pursuit Ends in South Los Angeles Neighborhood

    Five people were arrested Monday evening after a reckless, high-speed pursuit ended on a residential street in South Los Angeles. The pursuit began around 6 p.m. in Hacienda Heights in response to a report of a burglary in the 16000 block of Colegio Drive, according to Lt. Alex Canchola with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies followed the vehicle on the 60 Freeway to East Los Angeles where they turned the pursuit over to the California Highway Patrol, Canchola […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department Released a Sketch of the man sought in the Boyle Heights attack on May 15, 2015.

    Man Armed With Machete Breaks into Woman’s Boyle Heights Home, Sexually Assaults Her

    Police were asking for the public help in locating a man armed with a machete who broke into a woman’s home in Boyle Heights and sexually assaulted her early Friday morning. The attacked occurred around 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was in bed asleep when an unknown male Hispanic forced open the living room window and climbed into the home, […]

  • Alec Ouzounian of Rancho Santa Margarita is shown in a photo from his Facebook page. He was shot by deputies on May 12, 2015, and died at the hospital.

    Man Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Rancho Santa Margarita Identified

    A 40-year-old man died after being shot by one or more deputies responding to an attempted suicide call inside a home in Rancho Santa Margarita on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting took place about 2:45 p.m. on Paseo Viento in a residential area (map), according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Alec Ouzounian, 40, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. […]