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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
  • A minivan erupted in flames after a police pursuit ended in Torrance on May 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Minivan Crashes, Erupts in Flames After Police Pursuit Ends on Residential Street in Torrance

    A minivan struck a pickup truck and burst into flames at the end of a police pursuit in Torrance on Friday. The van`s driver and passenger were taken into custody. Mary Beth McDade reports from Torrance for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on May 13, 2016.

  • Dragon Kim is seen in a photograph provided by his family on May 12, 2016.

    Parents of OC Teen Killed by Falling Branch in Yosemite Set Up Foundation to Honor Son

    The parents of a teenager killed by a falling tree limb in Yosemite National Park last year spoke to KTLA on Thursday about The Dragon Kim Foundation established to honor their son. Kim and his friend Justin Lee died last August when a large tree branch came crashing down on their tent during a family camping trip.  Donations can be made to the foundation, and tickets to its May 14 benefit concert can be purchased, at www.dragonkimfoundation.org. Mary Beth McDade […]

  • Actress Minnie Driver is seen in a video provided by her neighbor on May 11, 2016.

    Actress Minnie Driver Embroiled in Ongoing Dispute With Hollywood Hills Neighbor

    An attorney for Minnie Driver’s neighbor spoke to KTLA Wednesday about the ongoing dispute between the British actress and his client over their Hollywood Hills properties. Mary Beth McDade reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

  • An explosion in 2015 at Exxon Mobil's refinery in Torrance prompted neighbors to call for the facility's permanent closure. (Credit: KTLA)

    Exxon Mobil to Restart Portion of Torrance Refinery Monday That Was Damaged in Explosion

    A portion of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance is scheduled to reopen Monday night, more than a year after a large explosion at the facility injured four workers and damaged equipment. The refinery is set to restart operations in the fluid catalytic cracker unit between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Torrance city officials said they expect that process will temporarily increase emissions, but that they are not expected to exceed state and national air quality standards. “It […]

  • Enietra Washington, the only known survivor of the serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, addresses Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man accused of attacking her, in February 2015. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Only Known Survivor of ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer Describes Her Ordeal

    Enietra Washington, the only known survivor of the “Grim Reaper” serial killer, spoke to KTLA on Thursday about the chance encounter that changed her life forever. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

  • Bill Clinton delivers remarks at the Brady Center's Bear Awards gala in Beverly Hills on May 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bill Clinton Honored for Work Against Gun Violence at Brady Center Gala in Beverly Hills

    At a gala in Beverly Hills on Wednesday evening, former President Bill Clinton received the Brady Center`s `Bear Award` for his efforts to reduce gun violence. Mary Beth McDade reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on May 4, 2016.

  • Lataz Gray, 22, is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 3, 2016.

    Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 2-Year-Old, Wounding of Pregnant Mother in South L.A.

    A 22-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a two-year-old girl to death and critically wounded the child’s pregnant mother in South Los Angeles Monday night has been arrested, police said during a news conference Tuesday. Lataz Gray was arrested at an area hospital after deciding to turn himself in on the advice of his father, said Detective David Garrido with the Los Angeles Police Department. Gray allegedly stabbed 2-year-old Maliaya Tademy multiple times during an argument with his live-in girlfriend, said […]

  • An explosion in 2015 at Exxon Mobil's refinery in Torrance prompted neighbors to call for the facility's permanent closure. (Credit: KTLA)

    Judge Rejects Bid by Environment Group to Stop Exxon Mobile From Restarting Torrance Refinery

    A judge Monday rejected efforts by the Refinery Safety Group to prevent Exxon Mobil from restarting the Torrance refinery that was damaged in an explosion last year. Mary Beth McDade reports from Torrance for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 2, 2016.

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    Father Accused of Leaving 8-Month-Old Girl in Running Car While He Went Into Gym in North Hollywood

    A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly leaving his 8-month-old daughter in a running car while he went into a 24 Hour Fitness gym in North Hollywood, police said. Officers responding to a parking garage in the 5300 block of Lankershim Boulevard found that bystanders had removed the baby girl from the unlocked vehicle, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig with the Los Angeles Police Department. The little girl had been in the vehicle for about 90 minutes, the Los […]