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 suspected burglar is seen in a surveillance video released by the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Suspected Burglar Who Targeted Open Houses in West L.A. May Have Struck in O.C.

    Authorities believe the same suspected burglar who has been targeting open houses in West Los Angeles may have committed more crimes in Orange County. Mary Beth McDade reports from Mission Viejo for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 16, 2014. More video:

  • Actor Stephen Collins was being investigated after child molestation allegations emerged on Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Stephen Collins Under Investigation in L.A. County Over Alleged 1983 Incident With Girl, 13

    The Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau was investigating allegations against “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins made by a woman who said she was 13 at the time of the incident, the department confirmed Wednesday. Allegations of indecent exposure and annoying or molesting a child involved incidents that occurred in West Hollywood in 1983, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. Stephens is the subject of a continuing investigation being conducted by police in New York City related to […]

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    Man Sought in Burglaries of 3 Westside Homes Listed for Sale

    Los Angeles authorities are seeking help identifying a man captured on surveillance video who is believed to have burglarized at least three West L.A. homes that were for sale. The first alleged burglary occurred in Brentwood on Sept. 7 about 3 p.m. in the 12000 block of Promontory Road, LAPD Officer Jane Kim said. The second occurred Sept. 16 about 11 a.m. in the 9000 block of Liebe Drive. The last was Oct. 7 about 2:30 p.m. in the 2800 […]

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    Despite Protests, Seal Beach Will Continue to Trap and Kill Coyotes

    Authorities in Seal Beach have euthanized three coyotes in the last week and will continue the campaign for the next three weeks in an effort to bring their numbers down, the City Council decided Monday night. The decision to continue euthanizing coyotes that trek into Seal Beach’s quiet residential neighborhoods, killing family pets, came over the objection of some residents and animal rights activists who said the campaign is ill-conceived. “If coyotes replace those who are killed, and coyotes will […]

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    Seal Beach City Council Votes to Extend Program That Traps, Euthanizes Coyotes

    Despite objections from some animal-rights activists, the Seal Beach City Council on Monday voted to extend a program that traps and euthanizes coyotes in the area. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

  • Teens killed in freeway crash in Irvine were remembered at a candlelight vigil. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teens Killed in Fiery Irvine Crash Remembered at Candlelight Memorial

    Friends, family members and classmates gathered Tuesday night at a candlelight memorial at Carl Hankey K-8 School in Mission Viejo for five teenagers killed in a fiery solo-car crash on the 5 Freeway. The teens were on their way home from Buena Park early Saturday morning after attending Knott’s Scary Farm when their car veered off the freeway and crashed into an embankment, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Among the victims was middle school student Matthew Melo. Melo’s cousin […]

  • Neighbors confirmed that Alex Arredondo was beaten at Angel Stadium on Oct. 3, 2014. He is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page in June 2014.

    Fan Beaten in Apparent Random Attack Outside Angel Stadium ID’d as Ex-LAPD Officer: Police

    A Huntington Beach man who was beaten in a seemingly unprovoked attack outside Angel Stadium in Anaheim over the weekend was identified Monday as a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, according to Anaheim police. The victim’s Huntington Beach neighbors confirmed his name as Alex Arredondo. Multiple pictures posted on his Facebook page show Arredondo clad in Angels gear. The brutal beating occurred after the Angels lost to the Kansas City Royals in a playoff game on Friday night. The 43-year-old man […]

  • Los Angles police were asking for the public's in finding Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, who hasn't been since since Sept. 17, 2014.

    FBI Joins Search For Missing Engineering Student From Cal State Northridge

    The FBI announced this week that the agency has joined the search for a missing Cal State Northridge University student who disappeared last month. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen Sept. 17 around noon at his residence in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. An LAPD desk officer told KTLA his family was concerned for Alkadi’s welfare because it was not like him to go “off […]

  • A transgender woman died after being shot in East Hollywood on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Captures Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman After Apparent Robbery Attempt

    Police released surveillance video on Thursday showing the fatal shooting of a transgender woman as she tried to flee the scene of an apparent robbery attempt in East Hollywood. The video showed three Hispanic men, in their 20s walking along the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue around 2:30 a.m. in East Hollywood. The video appears to show an altercation between the 47-year-old woman and the men. As the victim tried to run away, one of the men followed her, […]