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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
  • Police investigate a deadly shooting in Santa Ana on Aug. 14, 2018. (Credit:KTLA)

    Man Found Fatally Shot After Reports of Possible Carjacking, Kidnapping at Santa Ana Gas Station: PD

    A 34-year-old man who may have been kidnapped or carjacked while pumping gas in Santa Ana Tuesday morning was found shot to death a few blocks away, police said. The incident began when the victim, Hugo Sanchez Jr. of Santa Ana, went to get gas at the Shell station near the intersection of East Edinger Avenue and South Grand Avenue about 1:47 a.m., according to a Santa Ana Police Department news release. Sanchez was seen pumping gas when he was […]

  • Roger Giese is seen in a photo released by the Orange County DA's office.

    O.C. Fugitive Accused of Sexually Assaulting Choir Boy for Years Extradited to U.S., Held on $60 Million Bail

    An Orange County man who authorities say fled the country more than a decade ago after being charged with sexually assaulting a choir boy over a four-year period has been extradited back to the U.S., authorities said Monday. The announcement came the same day that the accused child molester, 43-year-old Roger Alan Giese, made his first court appearance in Santa Ana since returning to California. He was scheduled to be arraigned on the bench warrant for his arrest, but the […]

  • Authorities investigate a deputy-involved shooting at the Lakewood sheriff's station on Aug. 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Wounded in Deputy-Involved Shooting Inside Lakewood Sheriff’s Station After Attacking Employee: LASD

    A man who was being booked at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood station was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting after taking a woman who works at the facility hostage on Friday, officials said. The incident occurred about 12:50 p.m. inside the sheriff’s station located at 5130 Clark Ave., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department. The woman, a sheriff’s custody assistant was booking the man into the jail when he allegedly got aggressive and physically violent […]

  • The Holy Fire rages in the Cleveland National Forest, expanding toward homes in the Lake Elsinore area on Aug. 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency in O.C., Riverside Counties as Holy Fire Burns More Than 10,000 Acres

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday evening proclaimed a state of emergency in Orange and Riverside counties due to a fire that has scorched more than 10,000 acres in the Cleveland National Forest and has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents. The declaration made state resources available in the efforts to suppress the Holy Fire, which started Monday in the Trabuco Canyon area near the Riverside County line. By Thursday, the fire was no longer active in Orange County but […]

  • The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility drew scrutiny when a four-month leak forced residents in nearby Porter Ranch from their homes. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Officials Announce $119.5M Settlement With SoCalGas for 2015 Aliso Canyon Leak

    Authorities on Wednesday announced a $119.5 million settlement with Southern California Gas Co. over the 2015 Aliso Canyon blowout widely proclaimed to be the worst methane gas leak in U.S. history. In addition to reimbursing the city, county and state for the costs of mitigating the leak, SoCalGas will work with the California Air Resources Board to alleviate methane emissions and fund local environmental projects. Under agreement, the company is required to refrain from passing the cost of the settlement […]

  • Authorities respond to a police shooting where an FBI agent was wounded and a homicide suspect was killed on Aug. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    FBI Agent Shot, Homicide Suspect Killed in South Los Angeles Police Shooting: LAPD

    An FBI agent was wounded and a homicide suspect was fatally shot during a police shooting in South L.A. Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The shooting occurred about 11 a.m. at the Central Inn Motel in the 4000 block of South Central Avenue in the  Historic South-Central neighborhood, Detective Meghan Aguilar said. LAPD officers and an FBI agent in a gang and narcotics task force were looking for a man wanted in connection with a homicide that […]

  • Undated images posted to social media show Scott and Lara Shepherd, Nasim Ghanadan and Floria and Navid Hakimi.

    L.A. Man, 4 NorCal Residents ID’d as Santa Ana Plane Crash Victims

    Officials on Monday identified five people killed after the small plane they were on the day before crashed in a Santa Ana parking lot. Authorities said the Cessna 414 aircraft—registered to a San Francisco real estate firm—went down at 12:28 p.m. on Sunday at the parking lot of a Staples store in the 3900 block of Bristol Street, about two miles away from its destination, John Wayne Airport. The plane left the Buchanan Field Airport in Concord at 10:23 a.m. […]

  • A woman who led LAPD on a pursuit in South L.A. is taken into custody as a girl is being led away by officers on Aug. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Suspect in Custody After Pursuit Through South L.A.; Victim’s Family Says She Killed Him Over His Sexuality

    A woman being sought in connection with a homicide was taken into custody after leading police on a pursuit through South Los Angeles streets with a young female in the back seat on Thursday, according to authorities and video. Later on Thursday, family and friends of the man she is suspected of fatally stabbing accused her of targeting the victim because of his sexuality. The pursuit started in the area of 88th Place and Main Street, in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood, […]

  • Cypress police provided this booking photo of Jorge A. Ibarra Jr. on Aug. 1, 2018.

    Video Shows Father Tackling Man Accused of Taking Upskirt Photos of Target Shoppers in Cypress; Suspect Arrested

    Police arrested a man on Wednesday after he allegedly took inappropriate photographs of shoppers at a Target store in Cypress. Officers arrested Jorge A. Ibarra Jr., 29, on suspicion of invasion of privacy, according to the Cypress Police Department. The agency said it was alerted at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday about a man surreptitiously taking images of women who were wearing skirts at the Target at 6835 Katella Ave. Ismael Duarte was shopping at the store with his wife […]