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

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University Of Maryland Holds Holiday Fire Safety Demo

The odds are low but the danger is high. Christmas tree fires don’t happen very often but when they do, it can be devastating.

12/18/2014

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Baltimore City Celebrates Students With Best Attendance

Attendance incentive. Baltimore City hosted a huge holiday party Monday for students at one school who had the best attendance record.

12/15/2014

Relief Comes For Families Displaced By Mudslide

It’s been seven months since Fort Washington families in Prince George’s County were forced from their homes after a landslide slammed into them.

12/09/2014

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Howard County Astronaut Has Launched Into Space

The latest Maryland astronaut is safely on the International Space Station tonight. As Mary Bubala reports, Air Force Colonel Terry Virts launched into space Sunday afternoon.

11/24/2014

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Cloud Of Suspicion Hangs Over Md. Man In Robyn Gardner Disappearance

It’s been three years since Robyn Gardner disappeared while vacationing in Aruba with a Gaithersburg businessman. Gary Giordano was the last person to see her alive. To this day, a cloud of suspicion hangs over him.

11/19/2014

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Casey Cares Foundation Gives 2-Year-Old Girl With Leukemia A Birthday Surprise

Celebrating birthdays is the best when you’re young. But for one special Anne Arundel County girl, turning two was a huge milestone.

11/18/2014

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MoCo Schools Under Fire For Removing Holidays From Calendar

Maryland’s largest public school district faces criticism for changing next year’s calendar. It will include no mention of any holiday, even when schools are closed on those days.

11/15/2014

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2 U.S. Senators Return From Cuba Without Imprisoned Md. Man Alan Gross

Empty handed. Two U.S. senators who traveled to Cuba are extremely disappointed they’re returning without Maryland’s Alan Gross.

11/12/2014

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Baltimore Astronaut Reid Wiseman Returns To Earth After 6 Months In Orbit

Reid Wiseman returns to earth! The Baltimore County native is back on solid ground after an amazing journey on the International Space Station. Touchdown was at 11 p.m. Sunday, and it was a harrowing return for the astronaut, who was ending a six-month journey in space.

11/10/2014

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Concedes Gubernatorial Race

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has conceded the race to Larry Hogan.

11/04/2014

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United Way Center Supports Teen Parents, Allows Them To Finish School

The United Way of Central Maryland unveils a new way to help young people

11/01/2014

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WJZ Exclusive: Baltimore Banker Reveals His Double Life As A CIA Agent

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore banker and prominent businessman–that’s how we know Ed Hale. But in a WJZ exclusive, he reveals his double life. Mary Bubala has the revealing details. The secret and closed world of the […]

11/01/2014

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