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
  • Thick clouds cover the downtown Los Angeles skyline amid steady rain on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Rain Expected to Linger Through the Weekend Before SoCal Dries Out Next Week

    Rain returned to Southern California again Friday following a two-day storm earlier in the week, with a moist pressure trough expected to drop the heaviest precipitation Friday night as it moves southwest. Showers began in Los Angeles by 1:30 p.m., and by 3 p.m. Santa Monica saw about 0.10 inches while another 0.12 inches fell in the Anaheim area. This storm should be lighter than the last, but most coastal areas and valleys can expect to get wet Friday evening, […]

  • Flooding caused by a broken water main shut down Woodman Avenue from Devonshire Street to Lassen Street in the Woodland Hills and Arleta area on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Stem Flow of Water Main Break Blocking Street in Mission Hills

    Crews were able to stop water flowing from a large line roughly 12 hours after it broke early Wednesday morning in Mission Hills, flooding residential streets in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood. The rupture occurred before 4 a.m. in a 72-inch-diameter trunk line, a major artery in the distribution system that delivers water between tanks and reservoirs to smaller water mains, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said. The line had to be shut down slowly and steadily […]

  • Mylinna Linder and her son, Montana Rashad Linder, are shown a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on Dec. 3, 2019.

    Santa Ana Police Seek ‘Critically Missing’ Woman and Baby Son 

    Santa Ana police are looking for a woman and her 1-year-old son who were described as “critically missing,” officials said Tuesday. Mylinna Linder, 19, and her son, Montana Rashad Linder, were last seen about 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at Jerome Park in Santa Ana, police said. The mother is believed to be with her boyfriend, possibly in San Bernardino. Police only said the boyfriend’s name is “Vincent” and he is believed to be driving a champagne-colored, four-door Toyota Camry from […]

  • The 14 people killed in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Victims Honored at Memorial 4 Years After San Bernardino Terror Attack

    Four years after a terror attack in San Bernardino, community members came together Monday to honor the 14 killed in the mass shooting. A bell rung 14 times at Cal State San Bernardino’s Peace Garden, each toll honoring a life lost in the 2015 attack at the Inland Regional Center. Friends and family of those killed came together for a day of remembrance at the university, where five of the victims had graduated from. At the garden created in memory […]

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    Youth Climate Activists Boycott Black Friday Shopping, Stage Demonstration in Santa Monica

    Students from the Los Angeles area are boycotting Black Friday and staging a demonstration instead near Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade as they joined a global wave of youth climate strikes. Mary Beth McDade reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Nov. 29, 2019.

  • The Los Angeles International Airport is seen in a file photo. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    LAX Expecting 238,000 Passengers on Day Before Thanksgiving

    The Los Angeles International Airport says it’s expecting 238,000 passengers on the day before Thanksgiving. The airport urged travelers to allow for extra time and visit its website or check its Twitter page for updates on traffic. Eric Spillman and Mark Mester report for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 27, 2019 .

  • Dakota Palanca is shown on the left in a photo released by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Nov. 26, 2019.

    Deputy Critically Injured by Alleged DUI Driver in Paramount Identified by Sheriff Villanueva

    A deputy who was critically injured after being struck by an alleged DUI driver in Paramount Monday night has been identified by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Dakota Palanca, 25, responded to a call about a man behaving erratically around 5:40 p.m. in the area of Downey Avenue and Alondra Boulevard. Before she exited her vehicle, the man ran to her window and began assaulting her, Villanueva said Monday. Palanca was able to get out of her vehicle as […]

  • Authorities respond to the scene where a deputy was struck by a suspect's vehicle in Paramount on Nov. 25, 2019. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Sheriff’s Deputy Critically Injured by Alleged DUI Driver in Paramount: Officials

    A deputy was in critical condition after she was struck by a suspected intoxicated driver who then fled the scene in Paramount Monday evening, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. The incident occurred near the corner of Downey Avenue and Alondra Boulevard, after the deputy was responded around 5:40 p.m. to an unrelated call for service about a man behaving erratically nearby, according to Sheriff Alex Villanueva. A 25-year-old deputy was the first on scene, Villanueva said. “Prior to her […]

  • Scene of a fatal shooting in Santa Ana on Nov. 2, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dies After Getting Shot Multiple Times in Santa Ana; Police Search for Gunman

    A 20-year-old man died following  shooting early Friday morning in Santa Ana, and police are looking for the shooter and the victim’s car. Officers were called to a shooting about 2:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Bristol Street at the Waterstone Park Apartments, Santa Ana Police Department Sgt. Gutierrez said. When they arrived, they found victim Adrian Real in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The Orange County Fire Authority responded shortly after police […]

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