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
  • Santa Ana police released surveillance video showing a woman being robbed at an ATM in Santa Ana.

    Man Sought After Woman Using ATM Is Robbed at Gunpoint in Santa Ana: Police

    Santa Ana police on Tuesday released surveillance video of an armed man robbing a woman at an ATM machine as they asked for help apprehending the assailant. The woman was retrieving cash from the ATM outside the Bank of America in the 2100 block of South Main Street around 4:45 a.m. on May 1 when she was approached by a young man, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. The man brandished a handgun and demanded […]

  • Malibu Residents Say Sushi Restaurant Valet Causing Traffic Problems on PCH

    Some in Malibu are unhappy with Nobu restaurant, saying that valet workers at the upscale sushi joint are illegally parking cars at off-property sites, creating traffic and safety problems on an already crowded PCH. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 20, 2019.

  • A laundromat owner was attacked in Los Feliz on May 13, 2019. (Credit: Carl Swanson)

    Attack on Los Feliz Laundromat Owner Caught on Camera

    The owner of a Los Feliz laundromat says he was was beaten during an attack at his business last Sunday. Carl Swanson told KTLA a nearby bar has long been a source of problems in the neighborhood, and he has had enough. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on May 17, 2019.

  • A suspect sought in an attempted kidnapping in South Los Angeles is seen in a still from surveillance footage captured May 15, 2019, and released May 16, 2019, by the L.A. Police Department.

    Video Released in Search for South L.A. Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

    Investigators on Thursday released video in the search for a woman accused to trying to abduct a 4-year-old boy in South Los Angeles. The incident, which occurred around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and San Pedro Street, is the second case this week in which L.A. police have sought the public’s help identifying the suspect. Wednesday night, 33-year-old Maralyn Ramos was arrested after allegedly being caught on video kidnapping another 4-year-old boy in a […]

  • A mother is seen confronting students at Niguel Hills Middle School in a video obtained by KTLA.

    Mother Threatens Students Inside Laguna Niguel Classroom She Says Bullied Her Daughter

    A mother is seen in a shocking video inside a Laguna Niguel classroom threatening middle school students she accused of bullying her daughter on social media. The entire situation is now under investigation. “Don’t post nothing about her. None of that,” the mom is heard saying in the video. “Y’all think y’all bullies? I’m a big bully, ok?” The video was taken inside an eighth grade classroom at Niguel Hills Middle School on Tuesday. A mother who believed her daughter […]

  • $25,000 Reward Offered in Stabbing Death of Retired Nurse in Rolling Hills Estates Parking Structure

    Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2018 stabbing death of a retired nurse in Rolling Hills Estates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday. The victim, Susan Leeds, 66, was killed in May last year in the Peninsula Shopping Center’s parking structure on 550 Deep Valley Drive. Her body was found in her Mercedes-Benz SUV. Her throat was slit and she had multiple stab wounds on her upper torso, according […]

  • Rosa Manjarrez is seen in an undated photo provided by her family.

    Suspect in Custody After 63-Year-Old Woman Beaten to Death With Electric Scooter in Long Beach: PoliceĀ 

    A man was booked on suspicion of murder after a woman was beaten to death with an electric scooter outside a friend’s home in Long Beach Monday afternoon, officials said. The incident was reported about 12:30 p.m. near the corner of Obsipo Avenue and 64th Street, Shaunna Dandoy, a spokesperson for the Long Beach Police Department, told KTLA. Police identified the victim as Rosa Elena Hernandez, 63, of Long Beach, but coroner’s officials gave her name as Rosa Manjarrez de […]

  • (Credit: KTLA / Downey Police Department)

    Suspect in Deadly Downey Liquor Store Robbery in Custody After Pursuit Ends With Shootout in Vernon Area

    A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Downey liquor store clerk was taken into custody after a wild pursuit and standoff in Vernon on Friday that ended with him exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, according to the Downey Police Department and aerial video. The pursuit came to a dramatic end in the area of Downey Road and Bandini Boulevard around 2:45 p.m. when the Prius became boxed in by other vehicles and was cornered by law enforcement, Sky5 […]

  • A suspected burglar was taken away by ambulance after being bitten by a police dog in Anaheim on May 9, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Anaheim K-9 Helps Apprehend Naked Burglary Suspect Who Tried to Fight Police Dog: Authorities

    A man was apprehended after trying to fight off a police dog when officers responded to a residential burglary in Anaheim on Thursday morning, authorities said. Two females locked themselves in a back room when a naked prowler entered a house in the 700 block of North East Street just before 10:35 a.m., according to the Anaheim Police Department. Ground units, a helicopter and a K-9 were dispatched to the scene. A short time later, the suspected burglar began fighting […]

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