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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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National Aquarium In Baltimore Grants Access To Exam Rooms

Rare aquarium access. For the first time ever, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is throwing open the doors for a tour of its exam rooms, where vets care for more than 17,000 animals.

03/20/2014

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Midshipman Chooses Judge To Decide Assault Case

Two years after a female midshipman from the U.S. Naval Academy says she was raped at an off-campus party in Annapolis, the court-martial will get underway Monday.

03/14/2014

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Francis Factor: Catholics Celebrate The Pope’s 1-Year Anniversary

The Francis Factor: one year ago, cardinals chose Pope Francis as the new leader of the Catholic Church. What a year it’s been for the 1.2 billion faithful worldwide as the new pope has energized them.

03/13/2014

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Prosecutors: D.C. Mayor Knew Of ‘Shadow Campaign’

The mayor of Washington, D.C. is embroiled in a federal corruption investigation. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will not step down from office–even after federal prosecutors accuse him of participating in an illegal campaign to raise money for his election.

03/11/2014

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Third Ravens Player Arrested In Less Than A Month

The Ravens’ reputation is on the line. For the third time in less than a month, the Ravens are dealing with the arrest of a player. This time, it’s Jah Reid, a lineman caught up in a brawl at a strip club.

03/10/2014

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Concussion Symposium Held In Baltimore; Active D1 Athlete Sues NCAA

As the first active division one athlete files a lawsuit against the NCAA over concussions, athletes, lawmakers, doctors and lawyers gathered together Friday in Baltimore to focus on the effects and consequences of concussions in sports.

03/07/2014

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Many Come To Cummings’ Defense After He Was Silenced At A Committee Hearing

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings fires back a day after his mic is cut off in a committee hearing.

03/06/2014

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Md. Parishioners Get Their ‘Ashes On The Go’ While Marking Start Of Lent

It’s Ash Wednesday–the day that marks the beginning of Lent. Many take time to go to church on this day, but for others, getting their ashes means just a trip around the block.

03/05/2014

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Parents Frustrated By Snow Delays And School Closings This Winter

Snow. You either love it or hate it. If you are a parent, you are probably frustrated by it.

03/04/2014

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91-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Struck, Killed By School Bus

Montgomery County Police say a pedestrian trying to cross the street was struck and killed by a school bus in Silver Spring.

02/27/2014

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Family Stunned After Car Drifts Down Hill, Hits & Kills 73-Year-Old Woman

A bizarre accident kills an Anne Arundel County woman when a drifting car strikes and pins her underneath.

02/26/2014

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Baltimore Restaurant Owner Could Be Afghanistan’s Next President

Could a Baltimore restaurant owner be the next president of Afghanistan? The older brother of the current President, Hamid Karzai, is in the running and it ties Baltimore right to international politics.

02/25/2014

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