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
  • The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department released this photo of Charles Merritt, suspected in the deaths of the McStay family, during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

    Business Associate Charged in ‘Cold and Callous Murder’ of Entire McStay Family: DA

    Almost a year to the day after an off-road motorcyclist found the remains of a California family who had vanished from their home in 2010, authorities announced Friday they had arrested the man they believe is responsible for the deaths. Charles “Chase” Ray Merritt is charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two small boys, Gianni and Joseph Jr., San Bernardino County, California, District Attorney Michael Ramos told reporters at a […]

  • Michael Miller, owner of the Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Photo via Los Angeles Police Department)

    New Allegations Against Coach Accused of Videtaping Players in the Bathroom

    The proprietor of a private L.A. basketball academy, accused of recording players in the bathroom, faced new allegations Thursday, including inappropriate relationships with his players and mismanaging funds. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

  • Jim McDonnell speaks at an election victory party on Nov. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Los Angeles County Elects New Sheriff, Assessor and Supervisor

    Voters in Los Angeles County cast ballots to elect a new sheriff, assessor and member of the powerful Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. LIVE ELECTION RESULTS: Notable local races; Raw county data After several years of scandal, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was set to be led Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, a former assistant chief in the Los Angeles Police Department, who declared victory over former undersheriff Paul Tanaka. With 38.6 percent of precincts reporting, McDonnell had a commanding 74.6 percent […]

  • Surveillance video released Oct. 31, 2014, shows two men who allegedly stole money from a downtown L.A. store the previous day.

    Surveillance Video of Downtown L.A. Armed Robbery Released; 2 Men Being Sought

    Surveillance video of an alleged robbery was released Friday, the day after two robbers allegedly stole around $2,000 and one injured a downtown L.A. cashier after striking him with a gun. Two Hispanic men robbed the International Soda store at 1401 South Alameda St. (map) around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. German Hurtado said. Surveillance video given to KTLA by the store owner’s family showed a man approach a cashier before pulling out what appeared to be a gun. The […]

  • Parents were expressing their concerns over what their children were being taught about Islam at a school in Hunting Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Upset That Children Are Being Taught About Islam at Manhattan Beach School

    Some parents in Manhattan Beach were speaking out Thursday about their concerns over what their children are learning about Islam at school. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Aerial video showed a man emerging from the home carrying what appeared to be a rifle. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Man in Custody After Being Shot in Lawndale Standoff With Deputies

    A 23-year-old man was taken into custody after being shot during an armed standoff with sheriff’s deputies in Lawndale on Wednesday. The incident began at about 1 p.m. at a home near West 164th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard (map). Aerial video from Sky5 showed what appeared to be bullets being fired through a screen door as it swung open at about 1:50 p.m. The shots appeared to be coming from inside the home. Shortly after the shots were fired, a man later identified as Travis Herr, could […]

  • Michael Miller, owner of the Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Photo via Los Angeles Police Department)

    Basketball Coach Charged With Secretly Videotaping Players in Bathroom

    The proprietor of a private Los Angeles basketball academy has been arrested after several of his players reported secretly being recorded on video in his residential bathroom, authorities announced Tuesday. Michael Miller was taken into custody Monday following an 11-month investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit, according to a news release. Although detectives had been informed that minors may have been involved in the alleged incidents, it was determined during the investigation that […]

  • A pipe burst under the busy intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flooding From Burst Pipe Shuts Down Hollywood Intersection

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews were working Monday to shut down the water flowing from a pipe that burst near a busy Hollywood intersection, officials said. Kim Hughes, spokeswoman for the agency, said the DWP first heard about the break near Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 4:30 p.m. The intersection was expected to be closed for at least a few hours. There was no estimate for how long crews would be working on the 12-inch […]

  • Javier Bolden, right, sits with his defense attorney, Andrew Goldman, during his trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. (Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

    Man, 22, Found Guilty of Murdering 2 USC Graduate Students

    A jury convicted a 22-year-old man of first-degree murder Monday in the shooting deaths of two graduate students who were killed while sitting in a parked car near USC. Javier Bolden was the second defendant charged in the April 11, 2012, killing of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, 23-year-old engineering students from China. Bolden was also found guilty of attempted murder and assault with a firearm in a separate shooting involving two victims outside a banquet hall in South L.A. […]