Mary Bubala

Mary Bubala 175x131Mary Bubala joined WJZ in December 2003. She now anchors the 4-4:30 p.m. newscast with Vic Carter and 5 p.m. newscast with Jessica Kartalija and continues to report on a daily basis.

A native of Chicago, Mary has made Baltimore her home and has great industry contacts. She first came to Maryland in the summer of 1997 as a general assignment reporter for a local Baltimore competitor, who saw her talents and soon moved her to that station’s weekend news in an anchor position.

Mary began her career in upstate New York at WENY-TV after graduating from Ithaca College with a journalism degree. She stayed in this section of New York State for a number of years, working her way up to successively larger television markets as weekend anchor for WBNG, the CBS affiliate in Binghamton, and for WOKR-TV in Rochester.

While in Rochester, Mary competed against reporters from television stations in New York City to win Best Series from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her reports documenting the plight of residents in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and the incredible efforts of local doctors to revolutionize health care in this impoverished city.

Mary also has been recognized for her reporting and anchoring by the Associated Press in other cities, including Harrisburg, Pa. where she anchored the noon and 5:00 p.m. news for ABC affiliate WHTM-TV before settling in Baltimore.

She lives with her family in Baltimore City and is fond of such outdoor sports as tennis, running and golf.

More Stories by Mary Bubala

Ben Carson

Ben Carson Under Fire Again For Controversial Comments

Former Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is under scrutiny for his comments about the Oregon school shooting.



Escaped Tarantula Grounds Flight From Baltimore To Atlanta

An eight-legged creature that escaped in the cargo hold of a passenger flight from BWI to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International grounded the plane and sent passengers onto another flight.


Papal parade

Thousands Line DC Streets To See Papal Parade

The singing started early as the crowds from across the country poured into the viewing area for the parade, all to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis.


Walk With Francis

“Walk With Francis” Gains Popularity

The Pope’s visit is causing some to consider their lives and the impact they can have on the world.


People attend a mass officiated by Pope Francis at the basilica to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, 

Pope Calls On Cubans To Live ‘Revolution Of Tenderness’

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on Cubans to rediscover their Catholic heritage and live a “revolution of tenderness,” powerful words in a country whose 1959 revolution installed an atheist, communist government that sought to replace the church as the guiding force in people’s lives.


HOLGUIN, CUBA - SEPTEMBER 21:  People pray during Mass in the Plaza de la Revolution held by Pope Francis on September 21, 2015 in Holguin, Cuba. Pope Francis is spending his second day of a three-day trip before moving on to the United States.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Addresses Struggles Of Catholics In Cuba

Huge crowds turned out in the heat to cheer Pope Francis as he rode through the streets of the birthplace of Fidel and Raul Castro.


Papal altar

Local Man Builds Altar For Pope

The Pope’s historic visit is the cause for much excitement in Maryland and the United States. Tuesday, Pope Francis will arrive in the United States for the first time.



Johns Hopkins Hospital Hosts Gynecologic Cancer Conference

The phrase “below the belt” is taking on new meaning in tonight’s WJZ HealthWatch.


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Mayor Discusses Decision To Not Seek Re-Election

Days after announcing she’s not running for re-election, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks out about that huge and surprising decision. Why is she leaving without a fight? And will she run for office again?


Carlos Anthony Hollins, 20, has been jailed for making a genocidal threat on Twitter.

Man Jailed Over Twitter Threat Toward La Plata Residents

A Charles County man is behind bars, charged with threatening mass violence on social media.


Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Eases Church Rule On Abortion Forgiveness

There was another surprising announcement from the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis says priests can formally forgive women who have had an abortion and seek absolution.



New Blood Test Can Reveal Breast Cancer Well Before Tumor Grows

Scientists say they’ve developed a blood test for breast cancer that could predict a relapse of the disease months before tumors start forming again.