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
  • A student at Hueneme High School in Oxnard say a police officer used excessive force while arresting her on campus on Sept. 25, 2019. (Credit: Courtesy)

    Oxnard Student Alleges Excessive Force in On-Campus Arrest

    A freshman at Hueneme High School in Oxnard says she was left battered and bruised when she was arrested on campus last week. Melissa Tapia, 14, told KTLA the officer approached her and grabbed her without uttering a word. A video recording captured a struggle that then ensued between the officer and the girl. The officer can be seen twisting her arm and pushing her to the ground during the Sept. 25 incident. The Oxnard Police Department said it was […]

  • A woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver in West Covina on Sept. 22, 2019. (Credit: Aida Araceli Mayorga)

    Pickup Truck Driver Sought in West Covina Hit-and-Run Caught on Camera

    A pickup truck struck a woman in a West Covina parking lot before fleeing the scene in a hit-and-run that was caught on camera last week. The incident occurred in a strip mall parking lot off South Glendora Avenue at about 1 p.m. on Sept. 22. Liquor store owner Wael Aljouni provided KTLA and police with surveillance video of the crash. The victim had just picked up food from a nearby restaurant and was walking through the parking lot when […]

  • A police vehicle is seen at a Chase Bank in Colton on Oct. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Opens Fire at Police During Attempted Bank Robbery in Colton

    Police responded to a bank in Colton where a suspect opened fire on officers during an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday. The incident began around 6 p.m. when police received a call from a person inside the Chase Bank at Washington Street and Cooley Drive, according to Sgt. Ray Mendez with the Colton Police Department. When officers arrived, the suspect opened fire from inside the bank, shooting through the glass at the officers, Mendez said. One officer sustained a non-life […]

  • June Love Agosto, 2, of Rancho Palos Verdes, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

    Toddler Dies After Being Left in Car With Heater on for 5 Hours While Mother Allegedly Drank With Friend in West Carson

    Authorities are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was left in a car with the heater on and windows rolled up for more than five hours while her mother drank with a friend nearby, records show. June Love Agosto died at a hospital on Sept. 23 after she was found unconscious inside her mother’s vehicle, which was parked in the 22400 block of South Vermont Avenue in the unincorporated county area of West Carson during the early-morning hours, […]

  • Homicide investigators respond to a Rancho Palos Verdes home after a woman was found dead there on Sept. 26, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Couple Found Dead at Homes in Rancho Palos Verdes, Lake Arrowhead in Possible Murder-Suicide

    Detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead at her home in Rancho Palos Verdes, and her husband was found dead at the couple’s other home in Lake Arrowhead, officials said Thursday. Authorities are handling the investigation as an apparent murder-suicide. The incident took place around 2:47 p.m. along the 27800 block of Palmeras Place, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Lomita Sheriff’s Station received a call for service from concerned family members to check the […]

  • Woman Seen at Eagle Rock CVS Yelling Racist Slurs, Threats Has History of Disturbing Outbursts: Neighbor

    A woman’s racist tirade and threats at a CVS in Eagle Rock on Tuesday was captured on a widely viewed video and is being investigated by police. In the disturbing rant, the woman can be seen jumping up and down at the entrance of the store while screaming the N-word. She continues to shout racial obscenities and threatening messages after she exits. “I would kill a … but the law says I can’t kill the ….,” she yells in the […]

  • Sketches of men sought in separate child annoyance cases in Aliso Viejo were released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 18, 2019.

    OCSD Releases Sketches After 2 Similar Incidents of Man Touching Girls Who Were Walking in Aliso Viejo

    Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials on Wednesday released sketches in two Aliso Viejo incidents in which girls were touched by a man while on their way to or from school. Investigators are working to determine if the two cases are related. The first incident was reported about 9 a.m. Sept. 12 when deputies received a call about a 12-year-old girl who was touched by a man while she was walking to Aliso Viejo Middle School. The girl confronted the man […]

  • Man With Ax Arrested After Vandalizing Homes, Cars in Huntington Beach: Police

    An ax-wielding man was arrested after vandalizing several cars and residences in a Huntington Beach neighborhood Monday morning, officials said. Authorities were called around 11:15 a.m. about an armed man vandalizing property as he walked around the area of Bushard Street and Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach police said in a news release. Numerous officers responded, and officials said they were able to immediately locate and detain the man. Officers combing the scene spotted slashes tires and smashes windows on numerous […]

  • A large crowd of climate activists gathered in downtown L.A., one of a series of worldwide demonstrations held on Sept. 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Climate Activists Demand Urgent Action as Demonstrations Sweep the World, Including in L.A.

    From London to Los Angeles and from Perth to Paris, climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet’s history. Some of the first protests were held in Australia and organizers have said “well over” 300,000 people gathered at more than 100 cities and towns across that country. Melbourne hosted the biggest march, according to organizers, with 100,000 people turning out, while […]

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