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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
  • Seal Beach Waterfront Flooded by Powerful Winter Storm

    Just steps from the Pacific Ocean, the Seal Beach shoreline was turned into a lake Wednesday night as a winter storm pounded the coast. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 16, 2019.

  • A wall of sand bags are seen in this file photo. (Credit: Sally Anscombe/Getty Images)

    Mandatory Evacuation Lifted in Burbank After Storm Fails to Produce Mudflows

    The city of Burbank on Tuesday night lifted mandatory evacuation orders it had put in place earlier in the day after heavy rain failed to trigger mud and debris flows. However, those living on Country Club Drive above Via Montana were still under a voluntary evacuation order until further notice, city officials said in a news release. Evacuation orders were cleared for addresses that had earlier been under voluntary orders, including: All of Hamline Place 925-1030 Groton Drive 830-849 Stephen […]

  • Noah Caleb Domingo, seen in this photo provided by his family, died after participating in a rush week event for his fraternity at UC Irvine.

    UC Irvine Fraternity Suspended as Police Investigate Death of 18-Year-Old Student

    An 18-year-old UC Irvine student died over the weekend after going to a party, and his fraternity has been suspended indefinitely amid an active police investigation, the young man’s father and school officials said Monday. Noah Caleb Domingo, a freshman member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, was apparently participating in a rush week event for his fraternity when he attended a “big brother/little brother” party on Friday night, according to his father. The following morning, the student’s parents received a phone […]

  • Danny Noriega appears in a photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department on Jan. 10, 2019.

    Santa Ana Man Arrested After Throwing Molotov Cocktail-Type Device Under Neighbor’s Truck: Police

    A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arson after surveillance footage allegedly showed him throwing a Molotov cocktail-type device into his neighbor’s driveway, the Santa Ana Police Department said. Danny Noriega, 61, was identified as the suspect by his neighbor, according to Santa Ana police. Police officers and Orange County Fire Authority officials responded to the 2700 block of West Maywood Avenue on Dec. 15, 2018, after receiving a call about a possible arson case. Jose Aranda, the resident […]

  • ‘Your House Raises Our Rent’: Vandals Frustrated With Gentrification Tag Homes in El Sereno

    At least two homes in El Sereno — historically a predominantly Latino neighborhood — have recently been hit with graffiti amid a backlash over gentrification. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 9, 2019.

  • The suspect in a violent and brazen sexual assault in Santa Ana is seen in a composite sketch a still of surveillance video released by police on Jan. 8, 2019.

    Police Seek to ID Man Caught on Video Sexually Assaulting Woman at Santa Ana Bus Stop

    Police released surveillance video and a suspect sketch Tuesday as they attempt to identify the perpetrator in a violent sexual assault that occurred at a bus stop in Santa Ana. The assault occurred around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at a bus station outside the MacArthur Village condo complex, near the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Bristol Street, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. It’s a well-trafficked intersection lined with numerous businesses, including a Click-fil-A, In-N-Out Burger and Chase Bank. The […]

  • High Winds Sweep Cold Front Into Southern California

    California is ending the year with blustery, chilly weather and it’s going to get colder in some areas. The greater Los Angeles region remains under a wind advisory after overnight gusts toppled several large trees and scattered power outages occurred, and Central Coast counties are seeing a mix of frost and freeze conditions. The National Weather Service says a hard freeze warning will go into effect in the San Joaquin Valley for overnight hours starting late Friday through Sunday morning.

  • Nancy Paulikas is shown in an undated photo provided by her family.

    Missing Woman’s Remains Found Among Debris of Sherman Oaks Brush Fire, But Still Unclear How She Got There

    The husband of Nancy Paulikas, the missing Manhattan Beach woman whose remains were positively identified this week, said Thursday that he’s been given some closure, but questions remain surrounding his wife’s disappearance. “No matter what circumstances you draw, it had to be sort of a bad end for her,” Kirk Moody told KTLA the day after learning his wife died. “Having said that, sure, there’s relief that at least we don’t have to continue looking for her.” Paulikas vanished after […]

  • Jose Vargas appears in a photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 26, 2018.

    LAPD Releases Footage of Torrance Shooting Involving Officers, 2 Teens

    Los Angeles police on Wednesday released videos of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in November after two teenagers, one of them a minor, allegedly shot and injured a girl in Torrance before firing at police. The suspects, 18-year-old Jose Vargas of Los Angeles and a 17-year-old boy whose name was not released, survived after police shot them, LAPD said. They’re both believed to be gang members. According to the agency, officers patrolling the area of the Normandale Recreation Center around […]