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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NAACP Chapter President Steps Down Amid Race Controversy

Rachel Dolezal claimed to be an African American woman, though her parents say she’s not.

06/15/2015

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Baltimore Officer: ‘They’ve Become A Reactive, Not Proactive Police Force’

More insight from two Baltimore City police officers. They are speaking out, but concealing their identity to talk about what it’s like on the streets since the death of Freddie Gray.

06/11/2015

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Woman With Rare Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Being Treated In Md.

The patient is inside the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, as federal officials try to track down hundreds of people who may have had contact with her.

06/10/2015

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American Pharoah Has Eyes Set On Triple Crown

American Pharoah captured the middle jewel of the Triple Crown here in Baltimore. Now, the colt is looking to make history this weekend in New York – winning the Belmont Stakes.

06/04/2015

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Police: Pressure Cooker In Suspicious DC Vehicle Destroyed

A scare in Washington this weekend ahead of a big Memorial Day concert.

05/25/2015

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Widow Of Former Ravens Player A Part Of New Lawsuit Against NFL Teams

Painkiller pressure. A federal lawsuit is filed against NFL teams across the country by a Baltimore-based attorney.

05/22/2015

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Former Beauty Queen Taking Drastic Steps To Avoid Breast Cancer

An update on a story we first brought you two years ago. A former beauty queen from Maryland makes a brave decision—removing both of her breasts because most of her female relatives died of breast cancer.

05/18/2015

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Great White Shark Takes Twitter, East Coast By Storm

Have you heard of Mary Lee the shark? She now has more than 50,000 Twitter followers—and you may want to start paying attention to this social media shark. Her last ping was in Maryland waters Monday morning off the coast of Chincoteague.

05/18/2015

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Md. Politician Sexually Abused As Child Wants To Change The Law

A Charles County delegate has kept a dark secret for most of his life, but he finally shared it to help others.

05/11/2015

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Family Of One Of The Officers Involved In Freddie Gray Arrest Speaks Out

Six Baltimore City officers are the subject of the investigation into how Freddie Gray suffered the spinal injury that eventually caused his death.

04/30/2015

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3 Voices Fighting For Justice In Freddie Gray Investigation

Three voices in the Freddie Gray investigation searching for justice.

04/23/2015

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled

Tuesday morning, retailers in 23 states are pulling Blue Bell Ice Cream from store shelves and consumers are being told not to eat any Blue Bell Ice Cream they may have at home. Last Monday night, the Texas company issued a voluntary recall for all of its products after samples of the ice cream tested positive for the potentially deadly bacteria listeria.

04/21/2015

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