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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Astronaut Terry Virts Completes 3rd Spacewalk In 8 Days

Mission accomplished! Howard County native Terry Virts successfully completed his third walk outside the International Space Station—but it did not go off without a hitch!

03/02/2015

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2 Marylanders Arrested In Wesleyan Univ. ‘Molly’ Hospitalizations

Drug overdoses on a college campus. Now four students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut are under arrest. Two are from Maryland.

02/25/2015

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Head Of Veterans Affairs Caught Exaggerating About Military Service

Major misstatement of the facts. This time, it comes from a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet. CBS News captured the Secretary of Veterans Affairs bragging about being in the special forces—but it’s a false claim he now admits to.

02/24/2015

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Michael Phelps Takes Plunge, Gets Engaged

Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

02/22/2015

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Ex-Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell Sentenced To 1 Year

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison in a public corruption case that destroyed her husband’s political career.

02/20/2015

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All-Star Lineup Set To Hit The Stage For Stevie Wonder Special

Stevie Wonder is the guest of honor tonight at an all-star Grammy salute: “Songs in the Key of Life.”

02/16/2015

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Deadly Crashes Between Cars And Md. Cyclists Happening At Alarming Rate

Deadly crashes between cars and bikes are happening in Maryland at an alarming rate. WJZ investigates this deadly trend and what’s behind it.

02/09/2015

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Family Speaking Out Following Appeal Opportunity In ‘Serial’ Case

Millions have listened to his story on the podcast called “Serial,” but now it could have a whole new ending. A Maryland appeals court has decided to review the murder conviction of Adnan Syed.

02/09/2015

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Former Ravens’ DT Terrence Cody Facing 15-Count Indictment

Former Ravens’ defensive tackle Terrence Cody has been indicted on 15 charges of animal abuse, and neglect after he turned himself in to police on Monday.

02/04/2015

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First Case Of Measles Confirmed In Delaware

The measles outbreak is on maryland’s doorstep with a new case is confirmed and it’s not far away.

02/02/2015

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Parents Calling For Schools To Keep Children Not Vaccinated For Measles Out Of Classroom

The CDC confirms to health officials a 12-month-old baby does not have measles. Meanwhile, across the nation, nearly 100 cases are linked to Disneyland in California.

01/29/2015

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Parachute Saved Lives In 2 Crashes, Including 1 In Md.

Months after two men walked away from a plane crash in Frederick saying a parachute attached to their plane saved their lives, another incident over the Pacific Ocean shows how this special parachute may have made the difference between life and death again.

01/27/2015

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