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
  • Firefighters battled a house fire in Encino that injured a woman on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

    CHP Officers Rescue Woman From Raging House Fire in Encino

    A mother and son, described by neighbor’s as “pack rats,” were hospitalized Friday night after fire swept through their Encino home. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Feb. 15, 2015.

  • Ryan Green was accused in a series of baggage thefts from various terminals at LAX. (Credit: Los Angeles World Airports)

    CSULB Student Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Baggage From LAX

    A 23-year-old student at Cal State Long beach was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing suitcases from passenger baggage claim areas at LAX, airport police announced Thursday. Ryan Green was taken into custody after investigators identified him as the one suspected of a series of baggage thefts from various terminals at the airport, according to a news release from Los Angeles World Airports. During surveillance operations, investigators allegedly saw Green pick up a bag from a carousel in the baggage claim […]

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    Redondo Beach Couple Vying for ‘Dream Wedding’ So Ailing Mother-of-the-Bride Can Attend

    Samantha Carisch and Taylor Sinclair had been forced to postpone their wedding twice because the mother-of-the-bride was battling MS. Carisch said she can`t imagine getting married without her mother, but was fearful that time may be running out. The couple was named one of five finalists in “The Knot Dream Wedding” competition and were hoping voters can help them get their big day back on track. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Feb. […]

  • CBS News 8 Sports Director Kyle Kraska is shown in a photo posted on the station's website.

    Kyle Kraska, Sports Anchor at San Diego CBS Station, Shot; Suspect in Custody

    A 54-year-old man sought in the shooting of a San Diego TV sports anchor surrendered to police Tuesday night after an hours-long standoff at his home in El Cajon. CBS News 8 Sports Director Kyle Kraska was shot and wounded in the affluent Scripps Ranch neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Shots were reported fired near Angelique Street at Avonette Court (map) about 3 p.m., San Diego Police Department Lt. Humberto Hernandez told KTLA sister station KSWB. One person was transported to a […]

  • Anthony Parnell, an 18-year-old Nevadan who went missing Feb. 8, 2015, while swimming off Laguna Beach, is shown in a family photo.

    High Surf Warning As Recovery Effort Continues for Missing Swimmer in Laguna Beach

    A search is underway for an 18-year-old Nevada teen who was swept away by a large wave Sunday near Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach. Lifeguards, firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard and a boat from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will continued their search efforts Monday for the male teenager, who was last seen at 1:30 p.m. near a rocky cove. The boy was with three other high school friends along the rocks when the swell hit him, said Capt. […]

  • A photo taken from the inside of the home shows where a fire caused damaged at a Manhattan Beach home on Feb. 5, 2015.

    Manhattan Beach Homeowner Claims Family Was Targeted in Alleged Firebombing

    A fire that was confined to the front entrance of a family’s Manhattan Beach home was being investigated as suspicious on Thursday. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of 11th Street (map), according to a news release from city fire Chief Robert Espinosa of Manhattan Beach. Family members were alerted to the blaze by their dog and working smoke detectors, and no one was injured. “I wake up, I see flames, I see somebody […]

  • Police in Redondo Beach were at the scene of a possibly fatal bus crash involving pedestrians on Feb. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Couple Trapped Under Bus After Being Struck in Crosswalk in Redondo Beach; One Dead

    A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday night after being struck by a commuter bus while crossing a busy intersection in Redondo Beach. The crash occurred just before 6:20 p.m. in the Riviera Village area, according to a traffic alert from the Redondo Beach Police Department. The man and woman were crossing northbound in the crosswalk of Avenue I and Catalina Avenue, when they were struck by the bus, Sgt. Shawn Freeman stated in […]

  • A new born baby takes the finger of his mother after the delivery, on September 17, 2013 at the Lens hospital, northern France. (Credit: Getty Images)

    UK Lawmakers Approve Law to Allow ‘3-Parent Babies’ Using In Vitro Fertilization

    Lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of a law that sets the stage for the United Kingdom to be the first country in the world to allow a pioneering in vitro fertilization technique using DNA from three people. The technique could prevent mitochondrial diseases but also raises significant ethical issues. The measure was passed in the House of Commons, 382 to 128, Speaker John Bercow said. A further vote must be held in the UK’s upper house, the House of […]

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    USC Graduate Wins Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Contest

    Scott Zabielski, a University of Southern California graduate, won first place in Doritos` “Crash the Super Bowl” contest Sunday. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.