• Follow me on:

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
  • Maria Korcsmaros appears in a photo on her Facebook page from May 30, 2016. The 52-year-old Corona personal trainer was bitten by a shark off Corona Del Mar Beach Monday.

    Corona Del Mar Shark Bite Victim Identified; Doing ‘Remarkably Well’

    A 52-year-old woman who was bitten by a shark off the coast of Corona del Mar State Beach over Memorial Day weekend is recovering “remarkably well” at an Orange County Medical Center, officials said Tuesday. Maria Korcsmaros was training for an upcoming half Iron Man triathlon Sunday when she was bitten by a shark and suffered traumatic injuries to her arm, torso and pelvis, Jeff Corless, a spokesman for the Santa Ana hospital said during a news conference. The personal […]

  • Pearl Pinson is seen in a photograph provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on May 26, 2016.

    Suspect in Bay Area Amber Alert Fatally Shot in Standoff in Solvang; Victim Still Missing

    After an Amber Alert was issued Thursday afternoon for a 15-year-old girl who was abducted the previous day and last seen in the Vallejo area bleeding and yelling for help, the suspect in her disappearance was fatally shot in a confrontation with authorities, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. A vehicle connected to 19-year-old Fernando Castro, identified as a suspect in the disappearance of Pearl Pinson, was spotted on the freeway near Los Alamos about 3:10 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman […]

  • Santa Ana police were investigating an officer-involved shooting on May 24, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Knife-Wielding Woman Shot by Officers After Allegedly Attacking 3 People in Santa Ana Stabbing Spree: Police

    A woman armed with a knife was shot and wounded by officers after attacking several people during a stabbing spree in Santa Ana on Tuesday evening, police said. The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. at the intersection of W. Fifth and Newhope streets where the woman allegedly tried to carjack a man at a car wash, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna with the Santa Ana Police Department. “The man was cut with a knife during the attempt carjacking,” Bertagna […]

  • The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility drew scrutiny when an natural gas leak forced residents in nearby Porter Ranch from their homes. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Southern California Gas Co. Ordered to Stop Cleaning Porter Ranch-Area Homes

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered Southern California Gas Co. late Sunday to stop cleaning the homes of Porter Ranch-area residents affected by the gas leak at the company’s Aliso Canyon facility, concluding that the utility’s contractor was not properly trained or equipped to carry out the cleanup. The cleaning program was ordered Friday by L.A. County Superior Court Judge John Wiley, who ruled that the firm must perform remedial cleaning for up to 2,500 homeowners. The […]

  • promo288080516

    Rolling Hills Residents Voice Concerns Over Aggressive Coyotes

    A number of residents of Rolling Hills voiced their concerns Friday over the aggressive nature of the coyotes in their neighborhoods. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, May 20, 2016.

  • promo287990241

    EgyptAir Flight 804: Airline Official Says Debris Not From Missing Plane

    The search for EgyptAir Flight 804 is continuing after reports that the plane`s wreckage had been found turned out to be false. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

  • Travelers come and go from terminal 3 at the Cairo International Airport on May 19, 2016, a day after a flight vanished en route to Cairo. (Credit: David Degner/Getty Images).

    EgyptAir Flight 804: Wreckage, Passenger Belongings Found in Mediterranean North of Alexandria, Military Says

    Breaking news alert, posted at 2:11 a.m. PT on Friday Egyptian armed forces say they found debris from EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean on Friday, according to military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammad Samir. Passenger belongings and parts of the aircraft were found 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of the coastal city of Alexandria, according to a statement from the armed forces. “Egyptian aircraft and naval vessels were able to locate on Friday morning 20 May 2016 some personal belongings […]

  • Claudia Lisseth Sanchez Reyes is seen in an image provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Help Sought in Search for Missing Santa Ana Mother Last Seen Nearly 2 Weeks Ago

    Police have asked for the public’s help as their search continued Wednesday for a missing mother who was last seen with her husband nearly two weeks ago in Santa Ana. Claudia Lisseth Sanchez Reyes, 21, was with her husband at a residence in the 2000 block of North Bush Street when she was last seen on May 6, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. Reyes reported for work at an El Pollo Loco restaurant that […]

  • A boat was seen burning off Malibu on May 17, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 People, Dog Rescued From Boat That Caught Fire Near Malibu

    Two people and a dog were rescued from a boat that caught fire and burned near Malibu Tuesday morning. Lifeguards were contacted regarding the 45-foot burning boat at about 7:30 a.m., said Lydia Barillas with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards. A private vessel rescued the two people and their dog from the ship and kept them on their vessel until rescue personnel arrived, Barillas said. None of the rescued was injured, Barillas said. The boat was described as a cabin cruiser […]