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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
  • Infant Hurt, Grandmother Killed When Woman Loses Control Backing Out of Anaheim Driveway

    A grandmother was killed, and her infant grandchild was hurt, when a female driver lost control of her car while backing out of a driveway in Anaheim and hit them, police said. The crash happened on Nutwood Avenue about 2 p.m. when the woman hit Norma Revolorio, 44, who was walking on the sidewalk with her two grandchildren, one who was an infant in a stroller, the Anaheim Police Department told KTLA. The female driver crashed through a gate, Anaheim […]

  • LAPD Officer Injured While Responding to Man With Gun in Wilmington; 1 Suspect Dead

    A Los Angeles police officer was hurt while responding to a man with a gun call in Wilmington, police said. Although officials initially reported the incident as an officer shot while responding to a shooting in progress, the officer was not struck with a bullet but was otherwise injured, said Josh Rubenstein, public information director for the Los Angeles Police Department. “They are doing hero’s work every single night, and when that call comes out it is the absolute worst […]

  • Caught on Video: Surfer Uses Drone to Feed Shark off San Clemente Coast

    With more shark sightings occurring recently on San Clemente beaches, professional surfer Kalani Robb decided to use the opportunity to perform — and records — a stunt he says was aimed to make people aware of how many great whites are in the water. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 4, 2017.

  • Annual ‘Hope for Firefighters’ Event Held in Downtown L.A.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department on Thursday held its annual “Hope for Firefighters” event, which honors firefighters and raises money for the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund. Mary Beth McDade reports from Downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 1, 2017. You can find for more information about the event and the foundation here. 

  • Man Convicted in 1988 Killing of Inglewood Police Officer Released From Prison

    A man who orchestrated a robbery that led to the 1988 killing of an Inglewood police officer in 1988 has been released from prison. The victim’s son speaks out about Joevone Elster’s release. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 31, 2017.  

  • Man Charged With Murder, Rape in Killings of Teen Girl, Young Woman Found Dumped by Freeway in 2011

    A man accused of raping a teenage girl and a young woman and dumping their bodies by the freeway in Lincoln Heights in 2011 was caught after spitting on the sidewalk while being followed by police. A DNA test of the spit left by Geovanni Borjas, 32, tied him to the killings of 17-year-old Michelle Lozano and 22-year-old Bree’Anna Guzman, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced Tuesday, calling the crimes “horrifying.” “DNA collection at time of arrest allowed us to connect […]

  • Newport Beach Residents Dealing With Flood Damage After Seawall is Destroyed

    Some residents in Newport Beach are dealing with flood damage Thursday after a seawall was destroyed.

  • Bicyclist Killed, Another Injured in Winnetka Area Hit-and-Run Crash; Witness Says Driver Hit Cyclists ‘on Purpose’

    A bicyclist was killed and another was seriously injured early Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash in Winnetka that a witness described as “on purpose.” Los Angeles Police Department investigators are working to determine if the driver intentionally struck the cyclists. The crash was reported about 12:45 a.m. in the 6500 block of Winnetka Avenue, according to LAPD. Both bicyclists were traveling north on Winnetka Avenue when they were struck by a utility truck in the No. 3 lane, Capt. Paul Vernon […]

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    Heightened Security at Chris Brown Concert at The Forum on Tuesday in Light of Manchester Attack

    Inglewood police prepared for extra security at a Chris Brown concert at The Forum on Tuesday after 22 concertgoers were killed in a suicide attack in Manchester, UK. Officers said in a press release that they have received no specific threats but would maintain heightened awareness at the concert in “an abundance of caution.” “We have to get better at detecting these types of devices,” said Chief Charlie Beck with the Los Angeles Police Department at a press conference earlier […]