Mary Beth McDade
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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
  • Surveillance video captured the failed getaway attempt by an alleged bicycle thief who ran into a concrete trash can in Huntington Beach on Jan. 1, 2015.

    Alleged Bike Thief Runs Into Concrete Trash Can Trying to Make His Getaway

    Surveillance video captured the failed getaway attempt by an alleged bicycle thief who ran into a concrete trash can in Huntington Beach. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

  • Joan Williams was denied the chance to ride as "Miss Crown City" in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1958 when it was discovered that she was black. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman to Ride in Rose Parade Nearly 60 Years After Being Denied Honor Because of Her Race

    Joan Williams was denied the chance to ride as “Miss Crown City” in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1958 when it was discovered that she was black. But on Thursday, the city of Pasadena will make things right for the 83-year-old who will be riding on the lead float in the 126th annual parade. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

  • Manhattan Beach firefighters played Santa on Dec. 25, 2014., for a 10-year-old boy burned in a recent car crash. (Credit: KTLA)

    Manhattan Beach Firefighters Play Santa For 10-Year-Old Boy Burned in Car Crash

    Manhattan Beach firefighters played Santa Claus Thursday to help make the Christmas wish of a 10-year-old burn victim come true. Mary Beth McDade reports from Manhattan Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 25, 2014.

  • Margo Bronstein appears at her arraignment in Torrance Superior Court on Dec. 19, 2014. (Credit: pool)

    Driver in Redondo Beach Crash Pleads Not Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

    A 56-year-old Redondo Beach woman pleaded not guilty to five felony counts Friday in connection with her having plowed through a red light and into a crowd of pedestrians leaving a church Christmas concert, killing four people including a 6-year-old boy. Margo Bronstein was charged Friday with four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of driving under the combined influence of a drug causing injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She appeared briefly […]

  • Candles, flowers and stuffed animals were left on a corner in Redondo Beach Dec. 18, 2014, a day after a fatal crash at the site. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victims Remembered at Site of Deadly Crash Outside Redondo Beach Church

    Flowers and candles were placed Thursday night at the intersection in Redondo Beach where an alleged DUI driver plowed into families who had just attended a school Christmas program, killing three women and leaving nine others injured, including five children. Margo Bronstein of Redondo Beach was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, police said Thursday. The 56-year-old was jailed after being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The deadly collision occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday when […]

  • Movie posters for the premiere of the film 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘The Interview’ Actor Speaks Out Over Sony’s Decision to Cancel Release

    Sony Pictures was getting mixed reviews Wednesday over its decision to cancel the scheduled Christmas release of `The Interview.` Charles Rahi Chun, who plays General Jong in the new film spoke with Mary Beth McDade about Sony’s decision. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

  • Sgt. Dan Gomez of the LAPD Tactical Technology Section wears the new TASER Axon on-body cameras meant for police officers during a Dec. 16, 2014, press conference where Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city would purchase cameras in an effort to increase transparency. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officers to Get On-Body Cameras Citywide, Mayor Garcetti Announces

    Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the city would purchase 7,000 body cameras for police officers in an effort to increase transparency. Body cameras for officers have become a major issue in the wake of the shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer and the conflicting accounts of what happened. At a news conference, Garcetti said the cameras “are not a panacea, but they are a critical part of the formula. They’re a great step […]

  • Police release video of two men sought in a rash of thefts from the porches of homes in Huntington Beach.

    Two Brazen Package Thieves Caught on Surveillance Video in Huntington Beach

    Police in Huntington Beach were warning residents Wednesday about three recent incidents in which mail and packages were stolen off residential doorsteps by two different men. The first theft occurred on Nov. 25 in the north end of the city off Edinger Avenue, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. In that case, the resident’s home surveillance camera caught a man walking up to the front door with a red clipboard in his hand, the release […]

  • A campus police vehicle is seen in a parking structure at Cal State Long Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Reports Being Attacked by Knife-Wielding Man at Cal State Long Beach

    Police at Cal State Long Beach were searching Tuesday for a man who reportedly attacked a female student with a knife on campus, injuring her hand. The University Police Department received a call about 3:45 p.m. Monday from a man who said his daughter had been attacked about 2:20 p.m., according to a crime bulletin on the agency’s website. The woman was on the fourth level of Parking Structure 1 and walking to her car when she was approached by […]