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
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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.
A very special honor today for students at a local school for children with emotional and developmental disabilities.
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It was a horrible day in Harford County when two sheriff’s deputies were gunned down in February.
In less than four weeks, Baltimore City will have a new leader at the helm.
More than 16 million children nationwide lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. And now six top chefs from the Baltimore region are teaming up to help end childhood hunger.
Michelle Kennedy was trapped on an MTA, screaming for help seconds after colliding with a school bus on Tuesday morning.
Baltimore’s rich naval heritage came to life on Saturday with the Blue Angels soaring overhead, and the Navy’s newest warship commissioned in front of hundreds.
Baltimore is gearing up for an amazing sight above our city. The Blue Angels are a big part of Fleet Week and spent Friday taking test runs.
The Baltimore Ravens launched a new initiative Monday called “Character Playbook,” which focuses on developing character in young people and it takes a high tech approach.
No one captures the true spirit of the Rio Paralympic games more than Baltimore’s Brad Snyder.