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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
  • SoCal Residents ID’d Among the Dead, Wounded in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

    Several Southern California residents were among the more than 50 killed or more than 500 wounded during Sunday night’s mass shooting at an open-air concert in Las Vegas, including law enforcement and firefighting crews. Other media reports have indicated there are more local victims, including a young Murrietta mother, a Santa Clarita father and a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan. Rachel Parker  Among the more than 50 people killed by suspected gunman Stephen Paddock at the Route 91 Harvest festival […]

  • O.J. Simpson listens during a parole hearing on July 20, 2017. (Credit: Pool)

    Ron Goldman’s Father, Expert Discuss Upcoming Release of O.J. Simpson, Who Plans to Focus on ‘Friends, Family and Golf’

    The last leg of O.J. Simpson’s odyssey to freedom will cut through one of the grayest, most desolate stretches of America. Signposts suggest it will end at one of the country’s most affluent green enclaves. As early as Sunday, the former professional football player who fell from grace will go over the terms and conditions of his parole with officials. Simpson will be driven south more than 400 miles from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada through a vast stretch of relative […]

  • LAPD Officer Involved in Possible DUI Crash That Killed 3 on 605 Freeway Released From Jail

    The Los Angeles police officer who had been arrested following a deadly crash in which alcohol possibly played a role was released from custody on Thursday, according to inmate records. Edgar Verduzco, 26, left Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles around 5:10 p.m. due to insufficient grounds to file charges, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department inmate database shows. Earlier in the day, Officer Al Perez with the California Highway Patrol — which is investigating the incident — told KTLA […]

  • From left: Oscar, Maribel and Mario Davila are seen in images uploaded to Oscar and Mario's Facebook pages, respectively. Both were posted in April 2017.

    Family IDs Parents, Teen Killed in Possible DUI Crash Involving Off-Duty LAPD Officer on 605 Freeway

    The three people killed when their car was rear-ended by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, who was possibly driving drunk, on the 605 Freeway were identified on Wednesday as a Riverside teen and his parents. Parents Mario and Maribel and their 19-year-old son Oscar Davila were traveling in a Nissan that was swiftly engulfed in flames Tuesday night after the Chevy Camaro driven by police officer Edgar Verduzco slammed into its rear-end south of Saragosa Street, in an unincorporated […]

  • 4 People Sought After String of Burglaries Caught on Camera in San Pedro

    Police are searching for three men and one woman after a string of burglaries caught on security video in San Pedro, the Los Angeles Police Department announced on Tuesday. The four burglaries all occurred during the month of September in the same neighborhood, police said in a press release. Police were first called to a home in the 1400 block of Brett Place around 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 after reports of a residential burglary. The alleged burglars broke a […]

  • A single-engine plane can be seen at its crash site on a surface street in Glendale on Sept. 22, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Plane Down on Surface Street in Glendale; Passenger Suffers Minor Injuries as Investigation Is Launched

    A small single-engine Mooney plane crashed onto a surface street in Glendale after it lost an engine Friday night, authorities said, and one of the two occupants of the plane is said to have suffered minor injuries as he or she was experiencing some arm pain afterward. By about 10 p.m., Los Angeles firefighters and other emergency responders were still just arriving to the scene. Sky5 footage showed the crash site was near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Allen […]

  • Elaine Park is seen in a photo provided to KTLA by her family.

    $500,000 Reward Offered in Search for Missing Glendale Woman Elaine Park; Mother Urges Someone to Come Forward

    The family and friends of 20-year-old Elaine Park, who has been missing for eight months, came together to show support in the search for the former Crescenta Valley High School cheerleader by displaying yellow ribbons, bows and balloons at a football game at her old high school in Glendale Friday night. Anyone with information about Park’s whereabouts is urged to call 800-551-3080 or visit www.elainepark.tips. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on September 22, 2017.  

  • A boy is seen being taken to a hospital on a stretcher after a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana on Sept. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Drivers Sought After Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash Leaves Father and His 2 Young Sons Injured

    A father and his 10-year-old and 2-year-old sons were being hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana, in which one of the vehicles jumped a curb and hit the family walking along the sidewalk, authorities said. Investigators are now searching for the two drivers involved in the crash. The collision happened near First Street and Raitt Street at about 7:30 p.m. when a black Jeep and a white truck crashed into one another and the Jeep flew onto a […]

  • Volunteers clean the debris from damaged houses in Jojutla de Juarez on Sept. 20, 2017, a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. (Credit: ENRIQUE CASTRO SANCHEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll in Mexico’s Earthquake Rises to at Least 225, Rescue Attempts Continue

    Rescuers in hard hats and masks descended Wednesday on Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. “The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured,” President Enrique Peña Nieto said, calling Tuesday’s quake — the second to shake Mexico in 12 days — “a new national emergency.” The magnitude-7.1 quake turned dozens of buildings in central Mexico into dust and debris, killing at least 225 people. It occurred at a […]