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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
  • Steve Schenkenberger, who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Feb. 5, 2017, is seen in a family photo, provided to KTLA.

    Father of 5 Injured in Laguna Niguel Crash on Super Bowl Sunday Remains in Coma; Hit-and-Run Driver Sought

    A husband and father of five young boys remains hospitalized and in a coma after he was hit by a car Sunday night while riding his mountain bike in Laguna Niguel. Steve Schenkenberger, of San Juan Capistrano, was struck by a hit-and-run driver around 8 p.m. near Niguel and Ridgeway Avenue. A family friend told KTLA Schenkenberger suffered broken bones in his arm, underwent brain surgery and has not regained consciousness since the crash. Schenkenberger, a father to five sons […]

  • The entrance to SoCal Gas facility at Aliso Canyon is shown on Jan. 22, 2016. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Porter Ranch Physician Wants to Study Health Symptom Pattern Related to Embattled SoCalGas Facility at Aliso Canyon

    A physician in Porter Ranch wants to collaborate with outside researchers to study a pattern of health symptoms he says has emerged in almost 50 patients he’s treated related to the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KLTA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 6, 2017.

  • Hundreds sit Sunday in on the departure level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal to protest President Trump's travel restrictions. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Justice Department to Challenge Washington Judge’s Temporary Halt of President Trump’s Travel Ban, White House Says

    The White House is preparing to fight for President Donald Trump’s immigration order after a federal judge on Friday halted it nationwide. A chaotic night set up the nation for a second straight weekend of widespread uncertainty over the controversial ban, this time with the administration on defense. Federal Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush appointee who presides in Washington state, temporarily stopped the order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection then alerted airlines the U.S. government would quickly begin […]

  • President Donald Trump holds up one of the executive actions that he signed in the Oval Office on Jan. 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Credit: Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump Administration Issues Clarification on Travel Ban, Allows Some Travelers From 7 Countries to Enter US Under Special Circumstances

    The Trump administration issued a clarification to its travel order Friday, allowing for some travelers from the seven banned countries to enter the U.S. under specific circumstances. The Department of Homeland Security is looking to clear up some confusion about who from the seven restricted countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen — can still enter the U.S. during what the agency described as a “pause.” “This pause does not apply to Lawful Permanent Residents” — also […]

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    Porter Ranch Residents Share Strife as Regulators Weigh Reopening SoCalGas Facility at Aliso Canyon

    Residents affected by the largest methane leak in U.S. history at Southern California Gas’ Aliso Canyon storage facility last year gathered Thursday to share accounts of the grief caused by the incident with regulators ahead of their decision on whether to allow the location to resume operation. It was much calmer than the previous evening’s proceedings, during which protesters shut down the meeting. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 2, 2017.

  • Sue Francis holds a sign while attending a public hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding a proposed stipulated abatement order to stop a nearby massive natural gas leak, on Jan. 16, 2016, in Granada Hills. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    Protesters Shut Down Meeting for Potential Reopening of SoCal Gas’ Aliso Canyon Facility

    Disruptions from protesters Wednesday night prompted officials to end a meeting to discuss the potential reopening of the Souther California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon storage facility. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 2, 2017. State regulators held a public hearing Wednesday evening with community members to discuss the possible reopening of the SoCal’ Gas Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 1, 2017.

  • Nolan Pascal Pillay, 37, was taken into custody on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 for allegedly shooting two of his family members to death. (Credit: Irvine Police Department)

    2 People Fatally Shot at Irvine Home in Apparent Family Altercation; Man in Custody: Police

    Two people were found shot to death at a home in Irvine on Tuesday, and a man was taken into custody in connection with the crime, police said. At about 1 p.m. officers responded to a shooting call at 14972 Crystal Circle and found two adults who had been fatally shot, the Orange County Fire Authority reported. The suspect, 37-year-old Nolan Pascal Pillay, was taken into custody on scene, according to Irvine police. Police told KTLA the fatal shootings were an act […]

  • Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

    Trump Fires Acting Attorney General After She Declines to Defend Travel Ban

    President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for “refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” the White House said. “(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice,” the White House statement said. Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has been named new acting attorney general, the White House said. The dramatic move came soon after CNN reported Yates told Justice Department lawyers not to make […]

  • Maria Angel Dejesus Rios, left, is seen in a photo released by the Fullerton Police Department on Jan. 27, 2017. She is wanted in connection with a carport fire, seen right in cellphone video shot by a witness.

    Woman Sought in Connection With Fullerton Carport Fire That Destroyed 5 Vehicles

    Fullerton officials are looking for a woman in connection with a blaze that destroyed five vehicles in a carport Friday afternoon. Fullerton Police officers responded to the blaze about 1:45 p.m. after being called by the Fullerton and Anaheim fire departments. Responding officers found a large portion of the carport fully engulfed, police said. Five vehicles were destroyed in the blaze and five others were damaged “as a result of the excessive heat emanating from the fire,” police said in […]