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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
  • Two unidentified suspects in a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Garden Grove are seen in stills from surveillance footage released by police on May 7, 2018.

    Police Arrest 2 Suspects After Men Were Caught on Video Robbing 7-Eleven in Garden Grove

    Two suspects were arrested after police released surveillance video showing two men, one of them armed, robbing a convenience store in Garden Grove on Monday. Officers were called to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Nelson Street and Garden Grove Boulevard around 12:45 a.m., just after the incident had occurred, the Garden Grove Police Department said in a news release. The men had gone up to the register to pay for a bottle of water when the clerk confronted one […]

  • Los Angeles County sheriff's officials released this surveillance image of a person of interest in the stabbing death of a woman at a Rolling Hills Estates mall on May 3, 2018.

    Person of Interest Sought After Woman Found Fatally Stabbed in Her Car at Mall in Rolling Hills Estates

    Authorities are searching for a person of interest after a woman in her 60s was found stabbed to death in her Mercedes-Benz SUV in the parking garage of a mall in Rolling Hills Estates Thursday, a sheriff’s homicide official said. The victim, a white woman in her mid-60s, was found bleeding in her newer model GLK in the lower level of a parking garage around 12:20 p.m. at the Promenade on the Peninsula mall, located on the 500 block of […]

  • Man Cited After Video Shows Racist Tirade Over Parking Spot in Santa Monica; Case Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

    An 80-year-old man allegedly battered and unloaded a rant laden with racial slurs on a black woman in a college parking lot in Santa Monica this week, prompting a hate crime investigation. The incident began as a physical altercation outside The Broad Stage on 11th Street, part of the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Campus, around 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Santa Monica College Police Department Chief Johnnie Adams said in a statement. College student Enrique Conde was on his way […]

  • Firefighters look at a car that was crushed by an overturned big rig on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass on April 30, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    UCLA ROTC Staff Members Recount Experience of Helping to Save Victim in Fiery Big Rig Crash on 405 Freeway

    Several members of UCLA’s ROTC staff found themselves putting their training to use last Friday when they witnesses a tractor trailer overturn on the 405 Freeway’s Sepulveda Pass. They sprang into action to help save a man trapped beneath the big rig whose vehicles was quickly becoming engulfed in flames. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 1, 2018. Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the staff members as students. This […]

  • Traffic is seen hours after a fiery big rig crash on the 405 Freeway near Mulholland Drive. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 People Hospitalized After Fiery Big Rig Crash Near Sepulveda Pass

    All lanes of the 405 Freeway near Mulholland Drive reopened Tuesday morning after a fiery big rig crash that sent four people to the hospital, including two who remain in critical condition, officials said. The crash happened when a truck carrying concrete collided with a vehicle in the Sepulveda Pass on the northbound 405 just before 3 p.m., according to CHP. Video from the scene shows a car crushed underneath the truck, which had overturned near the center divider. Large […]

  • Joseph James DeAngelo, the man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, appears in court for the first time in Sacramento on April 27, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    Suspected Golden State Killer Appears in Court for First Time Following Arrest

    Joseph James DeAngelo, who police believe is the Golden State Killer, appeared in a California court Friday, but did not enter a plea to the murder charges he faces in the 1978 deaths of Katie and Brian Maggiore. The 72-year-old defendant was brought into the Sacramento County courtroom in a wheelchair and represented by a public defender. DeAngelo is “depressed and right now, fragile,” attorney Diane Howard told CNN. DeAngelo spoke only a few words at the hearing, telling the […]

  • Suspect in Golden State Killer Case Was a Recluse, Neighbors Say

    For decades, a masked gunman nicknamed the Golden State Killer roamed through communities in California, raping dozens of women in a campaign of terror that left 12 people dead. The string of crimes during the mid-1970s and 1980s later stopped, but the elusive killer remained a mystery for years as police searched for clues. The trail led authorities to Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who was arrested Tuesday evening in a Sacramento suburb after detectives matched his DNA to evidence from the investigation, […]

  • The booking photo for Joseph James DeAngelo was displayed at an afternoon news conference in Sacramento announcing an arrest on April 25, 2018. (Credit: KTXL)

    Long List of Crimes Linked to Alleged Golden State Killer

    At a news conference Wednesday, authorities expressed belief that former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, committed 12 killings and at least 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and 1980s. DeAngelo was arrested Tuesday night after investigators matched a discarded DNA sample from his home to evidence from the investigation. He faces capital murder charges in connection with two killings in 1978. DeAngelo also is accused of murder by authorities in Orange and Ventura counties, according to documents and officials. […]

  • The scene outside the Golden State killer suspect's home in Citrus Heights is seen on April 25, 2018. (Credit: Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times)

    Golden State Killer Suspect Nicknamed ‘Freak’ by Neighbors, Who Say He Had ‘Temper Tantrums’

    Natalia Bedes-Correnti and her husband had nicknamed their cantankerous neighbor “freak” after hearing one too many expletives shouted across Citrus Heights’ quiet streets. Joseph James DeAngelo’s ire was never directed at anybody in particular as far as Bedes-Correnti could tell, but instead constituted bursts of anger out of frustration. He couldn’t find his keys or something was out of place so he’d shout out the F-word as he dug through his old Toyota sedan’s back seats, she said. “A lot […]