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
  • Investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting involving a deputy in South El Monte on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    South El Monte Meat-Cleaver Attack Ends With Deputy Gunfire, 2 Men Dead, Woman Hospitalized

    Two people were killed and a third was hospitalized after a man allegedly began stabbing people with a meat cleaver in South El Monte Tuesday, prompting deputies to open fire, killing the attacker. The incident was reported about 12:30 p.m. in the 10400 block of Enloe Street (map), according to Lt. Victor Lewandowski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A neighbor called 911 to report a man stabbing a woman in front of a home, authorities said. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man stabbing another man and told him […]

  • Ashley Montes and Timothy Jacob Reed are seen in photos provided by LAPD on May 3, 2015.

    Missing Juveniles Last Seen Near Venice Middle School Found Safe

    Two days after two missing middle school students were last seen, family members and police said Monday that the pair had been found safe. Ashley Montes, 12, and Timothy Jacob Reed, 14, both students at Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, were last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. On Monday evening around 9 p.m., police received a radio call that both missing juveniles had returned to Ashley Montes’ home. Detectives were questioning both juveniles, […]

  • Protestors are pictured during 2014 May Day marches. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands March Peacefully in Annual May Day Rally in Downtown L.A.

    Thousands participated in peaceful May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles Friday evening, which snarled traffic but appeared to be winding down as scheduled. The two marches, which called for immigration reform and higher minimum wages, took on the air of a carnival as they converged at Grand Park in front of City Hall before starting at Chinatown and at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard in the afternoon. The marches forced closures of key downtown streets at the height of the […]

  • A 19-year-old man was killed and three others were injured after a possible street race in San Bernardino ended in a head-on collision on April 29, 2015. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Teen Driver Killed, 3 Injured When Street Race Between Brothers Ends in Head-On Crash in San Bernardino: Police

    A teenager allegedly racing his brother was killed and three bystanders were injured – one critically – when two vehicles crashed head-on in San Bernardino Wednesday night, authorities said. The driver of a 1992 Mitsubishi GT – who was allegedly racing his brother on Highland Avenue near Macy Street – lost control and collided with a 2011 Toyota Corolla that was headed in the opposite direction at about 10 p.m., according to news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s […]

  • Erica Alonso was seen in a photograph provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Body of Missing Laguna Hills Woman Erica Alonso Found Off Ortega Highway: OCSD

    A decomposed body recovered Tuesday off the Ortega Highway near Mission Viejo has been tentatively identified as that of missing Laguna Hills woman Erica Alonso, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A group of biologists working for Caltrans made the discovery late Monday night in the Cleveland National Forest about 12 miles east of the 5 Freeway (map) and one mile east of the San Juan Fire/Ranger Station, according Hallock. Crews waited until Tuesday to […]

  • A line of Baltimore Police officers hold their ground at the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Baltimore Police Warning About Gang Threat Prompts LAPD Order That Officers to Ride in Pairs

    The Los Angeles Police Department ordered officers Monday to ride in pairs while in cars after Baltimore police received what they considered a “credible threat” against all law enforcement officers. The so-called Blue Alert went out to officers nationwide and was passed on to LAPD officers after Baltimore police warned law enforcement agencies across the country that they had gathered intelligence about a “credible threat” by the Black Guerilla family, Crips and Bloods to “take out” law enforcement officers. Most […]

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    Increased Security at LAX Following Report of Possible Terror Threat

    Authorities increased security at LAX on Friday in response to an alleged terror threat from the group ISIS. Mary Beth McDade reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, April 24, 2015.

  • Driver of Toyota Pickup Sought in East L.A. Hit-and-Run That Left Bicyclist Hospitalized

    The CHP was asking for the public’s help Thursday in identifying the hit-and-run driver of a Toyota pickup that struck a bicyclist, leaving him hospitalized with major head trauma. It happened around 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, in the East Los Angeles Area. The white, mid-80s Toyota truck was traveling southbound on Arizona Avenue while the victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk of Olympic Boulevard, according to a […]

  • A booking photo shows Michael David Ikeler after an arrest in Lake County in 2013.

    Tip From Neighbor Led to Arrest of Man Charged With Sex Crimes in Gardena Kidnapping of 2-Year-Old Girl

    Nearly three weeks after a 2-year-old girl was kidnapped from a car wash in Gardena, police on Wednesday said that a tip from a neighbor led to the arrest of a Torrance man on suspicion of committing the crime, which authorities said included sexual assault. Michael David Ikeler, 36, was taken into custody a week after the April 2 kidnapping. It was not immediately clear why police announced the arrest nearly two weeks after Ikeler was taken into custody. Inmate records showed he was in […]