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
  • Officers are seen at the site of a shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal center that left at least 11 people dead on May 31, 2019. (Credit: WAVY)

    City Employee Dead After Fatally Shooting 12 People at Virginia Beach Municipal Center

    A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a “long gun-battle,” authorities said. Four other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life, said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera. The city’s visibly shaken mayor, Bobby Dyer, called it “the most devastating day in the […]

  • KTLA's Mary Beth McDade presents at the Brass Ring Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills on May 28, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brass Ring Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills Honors Advocates of Foster Care

    KTLA’s Mary Beth McDade presented at the Brass Ring Awards, a special event in Beverly Hills honoring advocates of foster care. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 News at 11 on May 28, 2019.

  • Stan Thomas, center, fell severely ill with H1N1 influenza while visiting Italy for his wedding anniversary in May of 2019. (Credit: Thomas family)

    L.A. Man Stranded in Italy After Falling Severely Ill During Anniversary Trip

    What began as a European vacation of a lifetime turned into a dire situation when a Los Angeles man fell severely sick with H1N1 influenza while in Italy. Stan Thomas, a disabled U.S. Marine veteran who is in remission from multiple myeloma, is fighting for his life at an Italian hospital. He became sick shortly after arriving in Europe and was admitted to an intensive care unit on May 9 as he developed pneumonia and his temperature rose to 104 […]

  • Woodland Hills Man Arrested as Police Investigate Alleged Online Dating Scammer

    Police arrested a man Thursday who they say targeted dozens of women through dating apps, leaving them not just broken-hearted, but broke. WIlson Edward Jackson, 37, of Woodland Hills was arrested in Van Nuys on suspicion of a laundry list of felony charges including identity theft, forgery and grand theft, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a written statement. The alleged crimes took place over the past several years in Los Angeles, as well as in other jurisdictions and […]

  • From left: Hussein Saab, Hussein Ayoub, Hussein Ghasham and Hussein Saleh are seen in undated photos provided by family members.

    Family IDs 4 Men Killed in High-Speed Crash on 710 Freeway in Bell Gardens Area

    Four men were killed in a high-speed crash that prompted an hourslong closure of several lanes on the northbound 710 Freeway through the Bell Gardens area Wednesday morning. The 2014 model M5 BMW was speeding northbound on the 710 Freeway north of Firestone Boulevard around 3:15 a.m. when the driver lost control and the car veered to the right and crashed into the metal guardrail and a pole, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report. Witnesses told CHP officials […]

  • 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 […]

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