Mary Bubala

Mary Bubala 175x131Emmy Award-winning anchor Mary Bubala joined WJZ in December 2003. She now anchors the 11 p.m. newscast with Vic Carter and the 5 p.m. newscast with Jessica Kartalija.

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. She’s 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.

Mary was honored in 2018 as an Influential Marylander by the Maryland Daily Record.

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

6-Year-Old Girl Shares Heartfelt Message About Violence

As Baltimore continues to struggle with violence, a young and powerful voice is pleading for the killings to stop — and people are listening.


Police Make Arrest In Perry Hall Fight Video In Which One Person Appears To Have Gun

Baltimore County Police have made an arrest in an incident at Perry Hall High School where one person appeared to have a gun.


When Everything Went Wrong, Md. Jet Pilot Did Everything Right

Captain Jonathan Morgan was piloting a fighter jet over Maryland when everything went wrong. But just when it looked like there was no way out, he pulled off a miracle.


Love & Murder: The Startling Number Of Pregnant Women Killed By The Men They Love

A dangerous trend involving pregnant women, the men they love, and murder.


Falling, Laying Unconscious For Days Left Md. Man Technically Dead, But Now He’s Recovering

A Howard County man’s life was forever changed last March after he fell down a flight of stairs and lay unconscious for days.


Dangerous ‘Flame Jetting’ Phenomenon Kills Hundreds Every Year

It’s a phenomenon that turns everyday items into dangerous, even deadly, flamethrowers. It’s called “flame jetting.”


Dangerous ‘Flame Jetting’ Phenomenon Kills Hundreds Every Year

It’s a phenomenon that turns every day items into dangerous, even deadly, flamethrowers. It’s called “flame-jetting.”


Blast Day in Baltimore: Local Soccer Team Repeats as Champs

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.


Famous D.C. Cherry Trees Wrecked During Severe Weather

Cherry blossom trees were twisted and snapped like matchwood following severe weather.


Bethesda Man Set to Run 50th Consecutive Boston Marathon

A Bethesda man is about to run his 50th consecutive Boston marathon in April.


Ivanka Trump Speaks On Role At White House, Trip To Baltimore

First Daughter, and assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump, is speaking out about her role at the White House to CBS This Morning.


Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler Passes Away

The much beloved Cardinal William Keeler, died today at the age of 86.



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