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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
  • Passengers try out the new automated TSA security checkpoint at LAX on Nov. 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record Number of Travelers Descend on LAX During Thanksgiving Holiday

    A record number of Thanksgiving travelers are expected to go through Los Angeles International Airport this long holiday weekend. Wendy Burch and Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 16, 2016.

  • Jasmine Preciado is seen in an undated photo provided by her family on Nov. 22, 2016.

    Pregnant Woman Fatally Stabbed During Fight in Venice; 3 Attackers Sought

    Authorities are searching for three people after a fight in Venice left a pregnant woman dead Monday night. Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Windward Avenue about 9:30 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Lt. John Redtke. Arriving officers found a bleeding and unresponsive 22-year-old woman suffering from stab wounds, a LAPD news release stated. The victim, identified as Jasmine Preciado, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Police […]

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    Former Boxing Champion Mia St. John and Actor Kristoff St. John Sue Long Beach Mental Health Facility in Death of Son

    Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 21, 2016.

  • Nancy Paulikas is shown in a photo provided by her family.

    Vigil Held for Manhattan Beach Woman Missing Since October During Trip to LACMA

    Friends and family members held a vigil Thursday evening for a Manhattan Beach woman with early onset Alzheimer’s who has been missing since a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Oct. 16. Nancy Paulikas, 56, was separated from her family at the museum about 2:35 p.m. While her family thought she was in the restroom, video footage showed her leaving LACMA and walking west on Wilshire Boulevard. Despite a county-wide search, she has not been found. A $1,000 […]

  • Mariya "Masha" Mitkova, left, and Aaron Morganstein are shown in photos provided to KTLA by a family member.

    LAPD Asks for Help Finding L.A. Couple Who Never Returned From Weekend Desert Camping Trip

    A Los Angeles couple last seen en route to a camping trip in the desert has gone missing, and LAPD on Wednesday asked for help finding them. Mariya Mitkova, 27, and Aaron Morganstein, 33, left Elysian Valley, also known as Frogtown, about 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and have not been seen since, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Described as frequent campers, the couple was believed to have been bound for Joshua Tree National Park or the Imperial […]

  • Suzanne Bell, a founding member of ESRA and its former treasurer is seen in an undated photo on the nonprofit's website.

    Founding Member of Dog Rescue Group Found Guilty of Embezzling Funds From Members

    A founding member of the English Springer Rescue America was found guilty of embezzling funds from other members, apparently to help support her lavish lifestyle. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Nov. 15, 2016.

  • Charlene Voight is shown in an image posted to her Facebook page in January 2016.

    Search for Missing Woman From SoCal Takes Colorado Authorities to Landfill Outside Denver

    Authorities in Colorado searched a landfill Monday for clues in the disappearance of a Southern California native who has been missing for more than four months. Charlene Voight, 36, now of Littleton, was last seen June 29. Her family reported her missing on July 8 after she hadn’t been heard from for several days, KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver reported. She is originally from San Clemente, where she lived with her boyfriend Jeff Beier, who was at one point held on suspicion of sex assault […]

  • The aftermath of a Nov. 11, 2016, single-vehicle crash is shown in a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Authorities Investigate Possible DUI, Racing After Man Dies in High-Speed Crash in Santa Ana

    Police are investigating whether the driver of a vehicle was intoxicated and racing when his BMW slammed into two trees in the median on Fairview Street early Friday, killing his passenger, police said. Officers responded to the single-vehicle crash scene near the intersection with MacArthur Boulevard around 12:37 a.m. to find both the sedan’s occupants trapped and injured, according to a statement from the Santa Ana Police Department. First responders pronounced the passenger dead at the scene and the driver was transported to a nearby hospital […]

  • Hundreds of protesters gather at L.A. City Hall on Nov. 10, 2016, to protest the election of Donald Trump for a third night. (Credit: KTLA)

    Anti-Trump Protesters Swarm Downtown L.A.; Graffiti, Vandalism Reported

    Hundreds of people flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday and marched between City Hall and the Staples Center, marking a third night of demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump. The crowd halted traffic and was mostly peaceful, but some vandalized property with graffiti, hurled bottles and launched fireworks. At one point, a large boom resembling a firecracker thundered near 2nd and Spring streets. One person defaced a Los Angeles police cruiser, prompting officers to reach for beanbag […]