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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
  • Firefighters clean up debris after a Walmart in Rialto burned on Sept. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Blaze Forces Evacuation of Walmart in Rialto, Chars $750K Worth of Products

    A Walmart Supercenter in Rialto caught fire, sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky, while customers were in the store late Friday afternoon. The garden and outdoor portion of the store was gutted by the flames, with its roof charred to ashes and the products inside burnt to a crisp, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Crews responded to the location at 1366 S. Riverside Ave. shortly before 4:30 p.m., and the blaze was extinguished by 5 p.m., […]

  • Authorities investigate the scene where two deputies were injured in East Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Deputies Wounded, Suspect Killed in Shootout at East L.A. Park: Sheriff’s Officials

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were struck by gunfire and a suspect was dead following a shooting incident in an East L.A. park Wednesday evening, officials said. Both deputies were in serious but stable condition at the hospital following a shootout involving at least three suspects at Ruben F. Salazar Park, on the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard, according to Sheriff Jim McDonnell. The fatal confrontation occurred as officials were investigating a report of a man with a gun […]

  • Cerissa Laura Riley (left) and Grant William Robicheaux (right) are shown in photos released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on Sept. 18, 2018.

    Newport Beach Surgeon, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women; Additional Victims Sought

    A Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women. Authorities are reviewing videos and photos found on the surgeon’s phone, indicating there may be many other possible victims out there, Orange County District Attorney’s Office officials announced Tuesday. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were each charged earlier this month with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by […]

  • Police Investigating UC Riverside Student’s Death as Suspicious; Family Says His Heart Stopped After Hazing Incident

    Homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death of a UC Riverside student whose family claims he is the victim of extreme hazing. Tyler Hilliard, 20, was set to start his third year at the university next week. But the business major, who was pledging the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, died Sunday after an outing with his pledge class. “I couldn’t ask for a better kid,” his mom, Myeasha Kimble-Hilliard, told KTLA. “He had a bright future ahead of […]

  • Preparations are underway for the 2018 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, scheduled for Sept. 17.

    Preparations Underway for the 2018 Emmy Awards

    The stars are getting ready to hit the red carpet at the 2018 Emmy Awards on Monday. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on September 16, 2018.

  • A Santa Ana Police Department SWAT team carried out a raid an an internet cafe in Santa Ana as part of an investigation into gangs and firearms and Sept. 13, 2018.

    8 Arrested After SWAT Team Raids Santa Ana Internet Cafe in Gang, Gun Investigation

    Eight people were arrested after a SWAT team carried out a raid at a Santa Ana internet cafe Thursday afternoon as part of an investigation targeting gang activity and guns, authorities said. Officers showed up in force at the Happy Times Cyber Internet Cafe along 17th Street, near Bristol Street. Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said detectives suspect there’s been more going on there than video games. Authorities began investigating two weeks ago after numerous complaints from residents […]

  • A fatal crash on Sept. 11 is under investigation in Santa Ana. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Crashes While Fleeing From Authorities in Santa Ana; 1 Killed, 2 Injured

    A suspected burglar is dead, and two others were sent to a hospital after a brief pursuit ended in a crash in Santa Ana Tuesday night. The incident began about 11 p.m. when a deputy noticed someone near a Tustin 7-Eleven store running toward a vehicle, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and the deputy followed, thinking a robbery or other crime had just occurred, Bertagna said. There […]

  • Man Arrested After Reports of Multiple Shots Fired at Kaiser Hospital in Downey: Authorities

    A suspect has been arrested after allegedly firing shots in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey Tuesday, in an incident that triggered an evacuation at the hospital and prompted a major response from law enforcement, officials said. The incident began around 11:30 a.m. when the suspect began causing a disturbance at the hospital, located at 9333 Imperial Highway, according to Downey Police Department Chief Carl Charles. When security approached the man — later identified as Lynwood resident Jesus Chavez — he threw […]

  • Victor Herrera is seen with a family member in an undated photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Loved Ones Hold Vigil to Honor Father of 7 Killed Following Dispute With Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver in Long Beach

    Family members of a 40-year-old father and husband who police say was hit and killed by a driver with whom he had a brief argument gathered to mourn him Monday near the spot where he died over the weekend. Family members said all of Victor Herrera’s seven children witnessed his dying moments after running to help their father last Saturday night. Herrera was walking home from a market with his 12-year-old daughter when the incident occurred around 11 p.m. As […]