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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.

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    Video Shows Woman Beating Man on Long Beach Train After He Allegedly Yelled Racist Epithets

    Authorities are looking for more information Friday after video surfaced of a woman beating a man on the Metro Blue Line in Long Beach after he allegedly yelled racial epithets at her. The one-and-a-half-minute video, posted around 7:30 p.m. Monday, shows a woman punching an allegedly drunk man, before climbing on her seat and stomping him repeatedly. The woman then stands on top of the man, kicks him and jumps up and down on his back and head. A passenger can […]

  • Ariana Washington (center) is seen in a family photo with her little brother Gabe, and mother, Euna.

    Fundraiser Underway to Raise Money To Send Long Beach Family to Rio to Watch Daughter Compete in Olympics

    A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise enough money to send single mother Euna Washington and her son Gabe, who has cerebral palsy, to Rio to watch big sister and Team USA sprinter Ariana Washington compete in this year`s Olympic Games. Euna Washington has been filled with pride since finding out her daughter made the team a few weeks ago, “I can’t tell you how many times I cried,” she said through tears of joy Thursday. But […]

  • LAPD responds to a fatal shooting in Venice on Aug. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead in Venice; LAPD Searching for Shooter Who Was Initially Reported as Wearing a ‘Star Wars’ Mask

    Police are searching for a man who shot and killed one person in Venice on Wednesday, according to the LAPD Media Relations Section. The shooter is described as a 5-foot-8 inch, 25- to 30-year-old black man in a black, hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and black jeans. An initial call said the man may have been wearing a “Star Wars” mask. Officers were called to the scene around 4 p.m. and found one victim dead at Seventh Avenue and Brooks Court. The shooter used a […]

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    Thousands Take Part in ‘National Night Out’ Events in Neighborhoods Across SoCal

    Thousands of people joined in annual “National Night Out” events across Southern California designed to promote positive relationships between residents and neighborhood law enforcement. Mary Beth McDade reports from KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges the crowd as she arrives on stage during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton Accepts Democratic Party’s Presidential Nomination in History-Making Speech

    Hillary Clinton beamed with emotion as she took the convention stage to become the first woman ever to accept a major U.S. party’s presidential nomination. “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States,” Clinton said to thunderous applause at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Clinton appeared almost overcome with emotion as she entered the arena to loud cheers and embraced her daughter, Chelsea, who introduced […]

  • President Barack Obama waves to the crowd at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    President Obama Lays Out the Case for Hillary Clinton During DNC Speech, Says ‘America Is Already Great’

    President Barack Obama made a fervent plea for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, casting the Democratic nominee as a custodian of his legacy while rejecting Republicans’ message as fostering anger and hate. In remarks that demonstrated Obama’s lasting appeal to wide swaths of the Democratic Party, the President sought to describe country headed firmly in the right direction, despite the loud protestations otherwise by Donald Trump. Obama said his former secretary of state is a better qualified candidate than even he […]

  • Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Bill Clinton Gives Personal Account of Wife, Calls Her ‘Best Darn Change-Maker’ During DNC Speech

    Bill Clinton isn’t used to being the second act, but he slipped comfortably into that role Tuesday night when making a forceful case that his wife is the proven change-maker who should become president of the United States in November. After struggling to control his temper and his outbursts on the campaign trail in 2008, the former president has been a far more disciplined, supportive spouse on the campaign trail this time — traveling across the country to campaign for […]

  • Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is seen at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016, in Miami, Florida. (Credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

    Making History, Democrats Formally Nominate Hillary Clinton as Party’s Candidate for President

    Democrats on Tuesday made Hillary Clinton the first woman to head a major party ticket — and during an emotional night, her family and supporters asked voters to give her a second look. At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, just three miles from Independence Hall where the nation was born, a sense of history is palpable — as is Clinton’s willingness to finally enjoy it. “What an incredible honor that you have given me, and I can’t believe we […]

  • Bernie Sanders speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Bernie Sanders Tells DNC Delegates That Hillary Clinton Must Be Next President

    Bernie Sanders on Monday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard supporters proved that Democratic unity will be a work in progress. On a dramatic first night of the Democratic convention, Michelle Obama brought the house down with an emphatic endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The first lady said she was the person most qualified to be president, and “I’m with her.” Other Democratic headliners, including Sens. Cory Booker and […]