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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
  • Amanda Knox is seen speaking to KTLA 5 News on July 27, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amanda Knox Speaks Out About Italian Murder Trial and Jail Time: ‘That Period Defined Me’

    Amanda Knox, exonerated of murder, spoke out in Los Angeles on Thursday about the trial and four years of jail time she faced in Italy. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 27, 2017.

  • A fan pays tribute to late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who died on Thursday, during a Burbank vigil on Tuesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fans Gather at Burbank Vigil in Memory of Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington

    Fans of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who died on Thursday, gathered in front of Warner Bros. Records in Burbank on Tuesday to pay tribute to the singer. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 25, 2017.

  • Residents Protest Reopening of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility

    Residents in Porter Ranch gathered Monday evening to protest the reopening of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. The facility was deemed “safe to operate” and capable of reopening at “a greatly reduced capacity” by state¬†engineering and safety enforcement experts last week. But local residents and the County of Los Angeles — which has filed a temporary restraining order requesting the facility’s reopening be blocked — are wary of that decision following a massive leak in 2015. A court […]

  • Family, Law Enforcement Pay Respects to Slain 5-Year-Old Aramazd Andressian Jr. at South Pasadena Funeral

    Family members, law enforcement and others mourned and remembered Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr. at a private funeral service that was held in South Pasadena on Tuesday evening. Local law enforcement personnel stood before the Holy Family Catholic Church as a teary-eyed Ana Estevez arrived at the service for her slain son, who was allegedly killed by his own father after the pair went to Disneyland in mid-April. Estevez, carrying a white hat that belonged to her son, was escorted into […]

  • L.A. Councilman Addresses Mar Vista Residents’ Concerns About ‘Great Streets’ Initiative

    Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin addressed Mar Vista residents concerns after the community spoke out about the “Great Streets” project. The initiative is reducing lanes in the area, causing traffic problems for some. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 13, 2017.

  • Man Struck in Head With Metal Object During Road Rage Incident in Stanton (Warning: Graphic Images)

    A man said he was struck in the head with a metal object Wednesday morning when another driver attacked him on a street in Stanton. The road rage incident was reported about 7 a.m. in the area of southbound Beach Boulevard, between Lampson and Chapman avenues. The victim, 37-year-old Daniel Christensen, said he was was on his way to work when he was cut off by a brand-new black BMW 550. Christensen said he honked at the driver and flipped […]

  • Loss of Lanes Along Venice Boulevard Leaves Commuters in Mar Vista Outraged

    Commuters in Mar Vista are upset over congestion along Venice Boulevard. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 11, 2017.

  • LAPD Officer, Homicide Suspect Injured After Pursuit Ends in Gunfight in Hawthorne: Chief Beck

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer and a homicide suspect were both shot and wounded when a lengthy pursuit ended in a gunfight at a gated residential complex in Hawthorne on Thursday morning, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. The incident began at 117th Street and Avalon Boulevard, when Los Angeles police attempted to serve warrants connected to a gang-related homicide that occurred in LAPD’s Southwest Division on March 31 of this year, Beck said at an early afternoon news […]

  • South Pasadena Father Accused of Killing Son Laughed, Tried to Joke With Judge During Extradition Hearing

    During an extradition hearing in Las Vegas Tuesday morning, Aramazd Andressian Sr. — ¬†the South Pasadena father suspected of killing his missing 5-year-old son — laughed and smiled, and even tried to crack a joke with the judge, video from the courtroom showed. Andressian Sr. waived his right to fight extradition back to California at the hearing, which was held one day after Los Angeles County officials announced a “no-body murder charge” had been filed in the case. It is […]