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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
  • Nooshafarian Ravaghi is shown in a photo distributed by OCSD on Jan. 28, 2016.

    ESL Teacher Who Works at Jail Arrested on Suspicion of Helping Inmates Escape: OCSD

    A female English as a second language teacher who works at the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana is among more than 10 people arrested in connection with the escape of three Orange County inmates, authorities announced Thursday. Nooshafarin Ravaghi, 44, of Lake Forest, was arrested Thursday afternoon and was believed to have provided “critical planning tools,” Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock said at a news conference. Ravaghi is a contract ESL teacher for the Rancho Santiago Community College […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released these photos of Jonathan Tieu, left, Hossein Nayeri, middle, and Bac Duong, right, on Jan. 23, 2016.

    O.C. Jail Escape Reward Quadruples to $200,000 as Anxiety Grows in SoCal

    With three dangerous jail escapees still on the loose, the anxiety in parts of Southern California is growing. “I’m scared because these people are dangerous, and they may grab you or try to take your car,” said a woman in the city of Westminster who would only identify herself as Carmen. “You just don’t know what they are going to do.” About 10 miles east, Santa Ana gas station employee Mike Murched waited nervously for news about the fugitives, who […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released these photos of Jonathan Tieu, left, Hossein Nayeri, middle, and Bac Duong, right, on Jan. 23, 2016.

    Manhunt Continues for 3 ‘Very Dangerous’ Inmates Who Escaped Maximum-Security O.C. Jail

    An all-out search spanning multiple counties continued on Sunday for three “very dangerous” inmates who escaped the Orange County Men’s Jail in Santa Ana two days earlier, according to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “We have not stopped. We have been continuously investigating this since this escape occurred,” Hutchens told reporters at a 9 a.m. news conference on Sunday. An intense manhunt has been underway since sheriff’s officials discovered that 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu and 43-year-old Bac Duong had escaped the maximum-security facility on Friday. […]

  • Flight status monitors at Los Angeles International Airport show cancellations on the morning of Jan. 22, 2016, as a massive storm hit the East Coast. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    East Coast Storm Leads to Airport Delays, Cancellation of Thousands of Flights

    Powerful winter storms battering the East prompted airlines to delay and cancel dozens of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. Airport authorities reported that a total of 86 arriving and departing flights were delayed and an additional 80 were canceled. Most of the affected flights were to or from East Coast cities, including Washington, D.C., New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are forecast in the Mid-Atlantic region, including […]

  • Glendale police were investigating a stabbing in the parking structure of the Americana Mall on Jan. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Stabbed During Altercation in Parking Garage at Americana at Brand Mall in Glendale

    A man was stabbed in the throat during an altercation with another male in the parking structure of the Americana at Brand mall in Glendale on Wednesday evening, according to police. The stabbing occurred around 6:45 p.m. on the basement level of the structure, according to Tahnee Lightfoot with Glendale Police Department. The two men involved in the altercation apparently knew each other, Lightfoot said. The assailant ran away before officers arrived. The victim was transported with non-life threatening injuries, […]

  • Benny Golbin is shown in a photo from his website, He was killed by a street-racing driver in Hawthorne on Jan. 15, 2016.

    Hawthorne Man Charged With Murder in Street Racing Crash That Killed San Pedro Musician

    A 23-year-old man was charged with murder Tuesday in connection to a street-racing crash that left an “innocent driver” dead in Hawthorne, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Alfredo Perez Davila — aka Alfredo Davila Perez — of Hawthorne was charged with one count each of murder and vehicular manslaughter in the Jan. 15 crash, the DA’s office said. He entered a not guilty plea and was due back in court Feb. 8. Davila alleged raced his Chevrolet Cobalt […]

  • Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook were photographed at O'Hare Airport in July 2014. (Credit: Chicago O'Hare Airport via CNN Wire)

    Shooters Also Planned to Detonate Bomb in San Bernardino Attack, FBI Says

    The FBI’s top investigator in the San Bernardino terror attacks said Friday that the husband and wife who shot and killed 14 people on Dec. 2 also intended to detonate an explosive device inside the room, through the exact timetable of the plot remains unclear. David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, said Friday that investigators have confirmed that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, attempted to detonate a pipe bomb […]

  • filephoto Exxon Mobile Refinery Torrance Flaring

    Federal Regulators Cite Exxon Mobil for Safety and Lack of Responsiveness in Torrance

    Federal investigation into the explosion at Exxon Mobil’s Torrance refinery last year found multiple safety-management problems that led to the incident and endangered the lives of “many community members.” The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released part of its findings Wednesday from the investigation into last February’s Torrance refinery explosion, which has been a major contributor to high gasoline prices in the Los Angeles area. The Chemical Safety Board said Exxon Mobil hasn’t complied with requests for information about a near-miss […]

  • Defensive back Marcus Gilchrist #38 of the San Diego Chargers is brought down by running back Benny Cunningham #36 of the St. Louis Rams after Gilchrist's goal line interception ended the Rams' last attempt to take the lead with one minute seven seconds left in the game at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    NFL Owners Vote for Rams’ Move to Planned Inglewood Stadium, Give Same Option to Chargers

    At a special closed-door meeting in Houston Tuesday, NFL team owners voted to support the move of the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers to a planned stadium in Inglewood. The Rams will relocate to Inglewood and the Chargers have an option to join them. The vote was 30 to 2, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. At least 24 votes were required for relocation. The “Los Angeles Rams” were approved to return to the market starting with […]