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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
  • Antonio Padilla is shown in a photo released by the Garden Grove Police Department on Feb. 26, 2018.

    Man Accused of Attempting to Hit Officer With Truck Arrested After Pursuit From Santa Ana to Irvine: Police

    A man wanted for assaulting an officer was arrested in Irvine Monday after a K-9 helped police end an erratic pursuit that involved multiple collisions and a carjacking, authorities said. Antonio Padilla Jr., 37, is suspected of attempting to run over an officer during a traffic stop the afternoon of Feb. 18, according to the Garden Grove Police Department. The officer had pulled him over at a parking lot for expired tags, Lt. Carl Whitney said. As she was writing a citation, […]

  • Man Stabs Woman After Breaking Into Her Santa Monica Apartment: Police

    Police sought the public’s help finding a man who stabbed a woman after breaking into her Santa Monica home early Friday. Officers responded to a call about an “unknown trouble” at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Fifth Street, an area near hotels and other businesses. Santa Monica detectives reported finding a female resident in her early 20s suffering from multiple stab wounds and lacerations to her face and arms. She was treated by paramedics at the scene […]

  • Former Skater Sues U.S. Figure Skating Association, L.A. County Facilities in Child Sex Abuse Case

    A former member of the USA National Figure Skating Team has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Figure Skating Association, two Los Angeles County ice skating facilities and a coach who was convicted of sexual abuse in 2014, the firm representing the plaintiff announced Thursday. The coach, Donald Vincent, has been serving a sentence of 98 years and eight months to life in prison, according to a statement from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. He was convicted of felonies including forcible lewd acts upon a child […]

  • L.A. police and firefighters respond to a homicide investigation in Hollywood on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    89-Year-Old Woman Dies After Sustaining Blunt Force Trauma in Hollywood Apartment; Suspect in Custody: LAPD

    A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after an 89-year-old woman was found dead inside a Hollywood apartment early Wednesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. About 12:30 p.m., officers were called out to the 7000 block of Hawthorn Avenue where they discovered the victim, according to LAPD Detective Sean Kinchla. The woman suffered from injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and died at the scene, Kinchla said. The victim’s name has not yet been released. […]

  • Police on Feb. 20, 2018 released photos of two men they believe are tied to at least nine restaurant burglaries in the Studio City area.

    2 Men Linked to Nine Restaurant Burglaries in Studio City Area: LAPD

    Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men who have been linked to nine restaurant burglaries in the Studio City area dating back to last September. The break-ins occurred between September 2017 and February, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Some of the burglaries occurred on the same day. On Feb. 14, police believe the men broke into five restaurants between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m., and three of those incidents occurred along Ventura Boulevard. A woman […]

  • Incensed Community Members Rally in Support of Gun Control Near Huntington Beach High School

    Residents of Huntington Beach joined Americans in numerous U.S. cities who took to the streets on Presidents Day in the wake of a devastating shooting that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school to call on legislators to enact stricter gun control laws. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 19, 2018.

  • A burglar is seen breaking into a business in Venice on Feb. 16, 2018, in surveillance footage provided by the business to KTLA.

    Same Burglars Suspected in 3 Break-Ins Across Venice and Westchester

    Three burglaries on Friday — two in Venice and a third in Westchester — may have been committed by the same thieves as employees from a restaurant targeted recognized the men seen in surveillance footage from the other businesses.  

  • ‘My Heart Is Broken’: Names of the 17 Victims Killed in Florida High School Shooting Released

    A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students. They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. He read their names aloud at an afternoon news conference Thursday. Four of the victims are adults, including an 18-year-old woman, Meadow Pollack. The others are all minors, most […]

  • Parents wait for news after a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, 2018. (Credit: Parents wait for news after a reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Student Saw Her Teacher Killed as He Closed Classroom Door to Florida School Shooter

    The day was almost over and students were puzzled because the fire alarm was going off a second time Wednesday. Some students headed out as if it were a drill, but their fun was suddenly interrupted by a burst of gunfire. It soon became clear there was a killer in their school and their lives were in danger. Here are the words of some of the students who went through the tragedy that took at least 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]