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
  • Officials move an undisclosed cargo from a Northrop Grumman Facility in Redondo Beach en route to a barge to be transported to San Diego as part of a U.S. Navy project on Oct. 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Northrop Grumman Shipping Secret Cargo Through Redondo Beach Marina

    Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has begun moving secret cargo through a Southern California marina this weekend. The Daily Breeze reports part of King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach closed at 5 p.m. Friday and will remain off-limits through 5 p.m. Sunday for the move of what is described as a U.S. Navy demonstration project. The large object will be taken from a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach to a barge for shipment to San Diego. The newspaper says that […]

  • A car with a suspicious item in its trunk was found abandoned in Anaheim on Oct. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Recovered From Trunk of Abandoned Car in Anaheim: Police

    A tarp-wrapped mass found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Anaheim Thursday proved to be human remains, officials said. California Highway Patrol first notified local police around 10:45 a.m. about a suspicious car parked on Santa Ana Canyon Road, just west of Gypsum Canyon Road and the junction for highways 91 and 241, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. It’s unclear how long the vehicle had been sitting there. Video from the scene showed the tarp was wrapped […]

  • An encounter between a teen and an off-duty sheriff's deputy at a skate park in San Clemente was caught on camera. (Credit: Courtesy)

    O.C. Sheriff’s Investigator Appears to Pull Gun on Teen During Dispute at San Clemente Skate Park

    A caught-on-camera incident involving an off-duty Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigator allegedly pulling a gun on a teenager during a dispute over loud music at a San Clemente skate park is under review, officials said. The events unfolded Saturday evening as witnesses say the band Stink Inc. was performing at the park located at 241 Av. La Pata. Teenagers began coming over as soon as the band started playing, skateboarder Nathan Scott said. A man from a nearby baseball field […]

  • Woman, 3 Kids Missing Out of Sylmar Found After Re-Entering U.S. From Mexico: LAPD

    A Sylmar woman and her three children who disappeared last week have been found after entering back into the U.S. from Mexico, officials said. Liliana Lopez and the children, Jakob Cabrera, 9, Steven Lopez, 6, and Stephana Lopez, 5, entered into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Liliana Lopez’s estranged husband, Esteban Lopez, is believed to still be in Mexico, according to the LAPD. Police had previously said he was a suspect in […]

  • Authorities investigate after an Uber passenger exited a vehicle on the 101 Freeway and was fatally struck by a California Highway Patrol officer near Tarzana near Oct. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officials ID Uber Passenger Fatally Struck by CHP Officer After Exiting Vehicle on 101 Freeway Near Tarzana

    A passenger who fled from a stopped Uber vehicle was struck and killed by a California Highway Patrol car on the 101 Freeway near Tarzana Monday morning. The patrol vehicle was responding to a call made by the Uber driver about 3:30 a.m. that two male passengers were fighting in the back seat of his car, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed. The driver, who wished to remain unidentified, told KNX radio he picked up two male friends in West […]

  • Flames and smoke rise from the Saddleridge Fire on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 16,000 Homes Evacuated as Saddleridge Fire Burns 11 Square Miles in San Fernando Valley

    Driven by winds, the massive Saddleridge Fire has burned through more than 7,500 acres and destroyed at least 31 structures in the northern San Fernando Valley, authorities said Friday. A man died of cardiac arrest as firefighters worked to put the growing flames moving west from where the fire started in Sylmar, authorities said. The brush fire was reported just after 9 p.m. Thursday near the Yarnell Road exit of the 210 Freeway, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Within […]

  • Hudson Peterson, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

    Parents Allege Abuse of Student With Special Needs at Temecula Elementary School

    The parents of a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome says abuse suffered at the hands of a teacher’s aid at a Temecula elementary school has reversed developmental progress and left him dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Hudson Peterson was developing well until age 7, when he attended first grade at Tony Tobin Elementary School in Temecula, according to his parents, Shannon and Scott Peterson. Hudson then began coming home with bruises, they said. An investigation determined a teacher’s aide who […]

  • Video Shows Sisters Targeted in Violent West Hollywood Purse-Snatching

    Two sisters say they were attacked by a group of men who stole their purses, dragging one of them to the ground, as they were leaving dinner in an incident captured on surveillance video in West Hollywood Sunday night. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 8, 2019.

  • A driver with the Lyft decal on his vehicle cruises Hollywood on Feb. 21, 2019. (Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

    Lyft Driver at Large After Robbing Passenger at Gunpoint in Westwood

    Police are investigating after a man taking a ride home after a night out in West Hollywood was robbed by his Lyft driver at gunpoint this summer. Albert Sera says he called a ride to his home in the San Fernando Valley only to have his cellphone, wallet and other belongings stolen in an experience he describes as “horrifying.” Sera was picked up around 1:45 a.m. Aug. 31 at the corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards, according to […]

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