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
Once a crime fighter, always a crime fighter. You can say that about former Maryland Attorney General Joe Curran.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby answers questions about her decision to end prosecution of the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case.
A new CBS poll has the presidential race tied neck and neck months ahead of the November general election.
Police agencies across the nation are reassessing officer safety in the wake of the ambush in Dallas.
The spacecraft Juno had one shot at entering Jupiter’s orbit Monday night and they did it.
A local high school student paralyzed in a terrible accident at the beach last summer is using his artwork to design a new future for himself.
A new collaboration was announced Monday, setting the stage to make college a reality for more theater students in Baltimore.
A record start to the year for the Port of Baltimore. More than two million tons of cargo rolled in and out of our city.
For the first time ever, the Maryland district AAU is hosting a national basketball tournament. It’s happening this summer on the Eastern Shore.
A Maryland high school student survived a gunshot wound to walk with his class at graduation this week.
The manhunt is over! Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a terrifying road rage incident in Harford County.
When teens drive drunk, the consequences can be deadly. Carroll County’s Casey Bellofatto nearly died in a fiery crash when she got behind the wheel of her car after a night of heaving drinking.