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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
  • LAPD was responding to shootings in Palms on April 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 4 Others Injured in Separate Westside Shooting Incidents: LAPD

    Los Angeles police were responding three separate crimes scenes in a series of shootings that left one person dead and several others injured in the Palms area on Thursday afternoon. In describing a developing investigation, police said officers responded to Woodbine Park  just after 3 p.m., when one man was found dead and another with gunshot wounds. Witnesses said they heard seven or eight shots fired, and one of the victims crying out, asking why the gunman was shooting at a […]

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    Redondo Beach Couple With Ailing Mother-of-the-Bride Wins ‘Dream Wedding’

    Samantha Carisch and Taylor Sinclair had been forced to postpone their wedding twice because the mother-of-the-bride was battling MS. But the couple recently won “The Knot Dream Wedding” competition, which will allow them to have the wedding they always wanted. Mary Beth McDade reports from Redondo Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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    Man Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old Mar Vista Teen Who Disappeared Weeks Ago

    A Culver City man was being held on $8 million bail after being accused of raping a 15-year-old Mar Vista girl with autism who was missing for nearly three weeks, police said Tuesday. Samuel Robert Duran Jr., 33, was booked on multiple counts, including rape, in connection with the girl’s March 24 disappearance, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The missing teenager was reunited with her mother Monday after being located at Duran’s Culver City […]

  • Antolin Brito-Soto is shown in a booking photo released April 8, 2015, by OCSD.

    O.C. Dad Sought in Alleged DUI Crash That Killed His 5-Year-Old Daughter

    A 33-year-old San Juan Capistrano man who was allegedly drunk when he crashed his SUV with his four children inside, killing his 5-year-old daughter, was being sought by after failing to appear for court hearings, authorities said Wednesday. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was asking for the public’s help finding Antolin Brito-Soto in connection with the March 22, 2014, crash. Brito-Soto was driving his 2002 Ford Explorer westbound on Junipero Serra Road about 7:30 p.m. when he went through a parking […]

  • Firefighters were battling a structure fire at a six-story office building in the Westlake District on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Rescue 2 After Flames Tear Through 5-Story Commercial Building in Westlake District

    It took firefighters over an hour to get the upper hand on a structure fire burning on the top floor of a five-story commercial building in the Westlake District on Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 7:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of  W. Olympic Boulevard and Union Avenue. The building was initially described as both commercial and residential, but fire officials later confirmed that the structure housed only businesses and offices, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. […]

  • A still from surveillance video shows a white Nissan Altima believed to be involved in abduction of 2-year-old girl in Gardena on April 2, 2015.

    Witness Describes Finding Toddler Abducted in Gardena; Search for ‘Predator’ Underway

    A day after a 2-year-old was abducted and held captive for several hours, a Gardena police lieutenant said Friday he had never “seen a crime like this” in the area and asked for the public’s help locating the “child predator” who injured the toddler. Gardena police said the abductor and victim appeared to be strangers, and that the man snatched the girl, who was with her mother and possibly her older sister, from a self-service car wash Thursday around 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of […]

  • A still from surveillance video shows a white Nissan Altima believed to be involved in abduction of 2-year-old girl in Gardena on April 2, 2015.

    Two-Year-Old Girl Abducted From Gardena Car Wash Found; Kidnapper Sought

    A man driving a white Nissan Altima was being sought Thursday evening after a missing 2-year-old girl, who disappeared from a self-service car wash in Gardena earlier in the afternoon, was located miles away in Cudahy. The girl was last seen around 4:55 p.m. at the intersection of 149th Street and Western, according to the Gardena Police Department. The original missing child alert from police misspelled the girl’s first name. The toddler was no longer being identified by name or image […]

  • Two people were killed following a shooting in Hawthorne on Tuesday, April 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hawthorne Shooting Involving Officer Leaves Woman, Gunman Dead; 12-Year-Old Hospitalized

    A gunman and woman died and a 12-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in Hawthorne Wednesday that occurred in front of a police officer who returned fire, killing the shooter, authorities said. The incident took place near the intersection of Kornblum Avenue and West Rosecrans Avenue (map) at about 12:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was helping local police with the investigation. Hawthorne police at first said a traffic officer rolled up onto the scene and witnessed a […]

  • Police in Gardena said the driver of a Ford Mustang died when he lost control of his car while street racing. (Credit: KTLA)

    Illegal Street-Racing Crash in Gardena Leaves One Dead; Second Vehicle Sought

    One person was killed and two others injured after an illegal street race in Gardena ended in a violent crash Tuesday evening. The crash occurred around 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of 155th Street and Vermont Avenue. It was believed a black Ford Mustang and a white Audi were racing down Vermont Avenue when the Mustang collided with a Honda van traveling west on 155th Street at Vermont Avenue, according to a news release from the Gardena Police Department. The […]