Emmy Award-winning anchor Mary 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.
In June 2016, Mary was nominated for a regional Emmy for her coverage of the Freddie Gray riots and was awarded a regional Emmy for Outstanding Anchor.
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 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
A Howard County man’s life was forever changed last March after he fell down a flight of stairs and lay unconscious for days.
It’s a phenomenon that turns everyday items into dangerous, even deadly, flamethrowers. It’s called “flame jetting.”
It’s a phenomenon that turns every day items into dangerous, even deadly, flamethrowers. It’s called “flame-jetting.”
Friday, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh congratulated the Baltimore Blast at City Hall for winning back-to-back championships and making the City proud yet again.
Cherry blossom trees were twisted and snapped like matchwood following severe weather.
A Bethesda man is about to run his 50th consecutive Boston marathon in April.
First Daughter, and assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump, is speaking out about her role at the White House to CBS This Morning.
The much beloved Cardinal William Keeler, died today at the age of 86.
A Maryland woman is recovering at Shock Trauma after a tree slammed into the car she was riding in during Wednesday’s wind storm.
Gov. Hogan invited WJZ’s Mary Bubala into his office to speak out on a range of issues, including President Trump.
A new initiative is underway breaking down barriers between Baltimore City police officers and young people in our city.
One small donation has meant the world to a business that lost everything in the Ellicott City flood this summer. It came from a girl who believed a small act could make a difference.