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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
  • The area where the proposed Newport Banning Ranch would be built is shown on Sept. 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Coastal Commission Votes Down Controversial Banning Ranch Development in Newport Beach

    After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast. The 9-1 vote came at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 11 hours after the hearing started. The proposed development called for construction of 895 homes, a hotel and shops on an Orange County oil field overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The denial was more an expression of frustration with competing staff […]

  • An ITT Technical Institute building is seen in an image posted to the company's Facebook page.

    More Than 35,000 Students Left Without Degrees After ITT Tech Announces Immediate Campus Closures

    Another for-profit college has closed, leaving tens of thousands of students in the lurch. ITT Educational Services announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down its more than 100 ITT Technical Institute campuses immediately, accusing the federal government of unfairly stripping it of eligibility for student aid. It’s an abrupt move that will impact 35,000 students who are currently taking classes on campuses and online throughout the United States. Many of them are now left without a degree and saddled […]

  • A fight at a motorcycle event in Fullerton that led up to a shooting was captured on video surveillance. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department)

    Fullerton Police Officials Investigate Shooting at Motorcycle Event That Left Man Injured

    Fullerton Police Department officials are investigating a shooting that left a man injured during a motorcycle event. The shooting was reported about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at a bike shop in the 1800 block of West Commonwealth Avenue. Hundreds of people were gathered for a monthly motorcycle event when two men got into an altercation, police said. Witnesses said one man pulled out a gun and shot the other man in the stomach. The suspect then took off on a motorcycle before police […]

  • Los Angeles Police officials released this photo of a man they believe shot and killed a woman and injured a man in Harbor City on July 29, 2016.

    LAPD Officials Ask for Information About Shooting That Left Woman Dead, Man Injured in Harbor City

    Los Angeles police officials are asking for information about a shooting that left a woman dead and a man injured in Harbor City late last month. The shooting was reported about 1:50 p.m. on July 29. A man walked through a parking lot of a Pep Boys in the 1300 block of West Pacific Coast Highway and shot several rounds toward a barbecue stand that was set up in the lot. A 31-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man working at […]

  • USC linebacker Osa Masina looks on from the sideline during a fall training camp practice in the Coliseum on Aug. 8. (Credit: Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

    Suspended USC Football Player Being Investigated After Alleged Sexual Assaults in Utah, Los Angeles: Police

    Osa Masina, a University of Southern California football player who was suspended from the team’s first game this season, is being investigated in connection with two alleged sexual assault incidents in Utah and Los Angeles, police said. Sgt. Dan Bartlett of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department confirmed to KTLA that Masina is being investigated for two separate incidents. Masina, a sophomore linebacker from Salt Lake City, was suspended from the opener against the University of Alabama for violating team rules, according […]

  • Luis Quintanar's relatives are shown at a vigil for the teen on Aug. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Riverside Teen Shot and Killed in Church Parking Lot

    Family and friends held a vigil on Monday for a Riverside 18-year-old who was shot and killed in the parking lot of Central Community Church. Luis Quintanar was shot after confronting a man during a walk with friends in the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue, Riverside Police Department officials said in a news release. One of Quintanar’s best friends, who was a witness to the shooting, said the teen was trying to calm the shooter down when he was shot. “Luis turned […]

  • Los Angeles Rams fans are shown fighting at a preseason game on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Reassigns Investigative Officers to L.A. Rams Games After Fights at Coliseum; Want Owner to Pay for Increased Security

    The Los Angeles Police Department was forced to reassign officers, many of whom work for special investigative units, to security at Los Angeles Rams games after two fights broke out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 24, 2016.

  • Hillary Clinton is shown in an image from Justin Timberlake's Instagram at a fundraiser in Los Angles on Aug. 23, 2016.

    Hillary Clinton Attends Campaign Fundraisers in Southern California

    Hillary Clinton was in Southern California for her second consecutive day Tuesday as she was scheduled to make stops at the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in the Hollywood Hills, and later in Laguna Beach for a fundraiser. Mary Beth McDade reports from Laguna Beach for KTLA News at 10 on Aug. 23, 2016.  

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers opening remarks during a meeting with law enforcement officials at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, August 18, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton Attends Fundraising Event in Beverly Hills

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Southern California Monday for a fundraising event in Beverly Hills. Mary Beth McDade reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 22, 2016.