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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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Couple Charged With Child Abuse After 5 Found Living On Boat

Children kept as virtual prisoners on a sailboat off shore on the Chesapeake Bay. Investigators have charged a homeless couple with child abuse after discovering a family of five living in deplorable conditions on a boat.

02/22/2014

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Navy Yard Shooting Heroes Honored At Awards Ceremony

Heroes from one of the darkest days in Washington, D.C. are honored.

02/21/2014

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

‘Oh My!’ Mr. Sulu Takes The Stage At BSO’s Sci-Fi Spectacular

A space invasion at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Starting Thursday night, the music of some of the most spectacular sci-fi movies and TV shows will pour out of the Meyerhoff.

02/20/2014

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Wacky Winter Weather: Woodbine Home Struck By Lightning

We’ve pretty much seen it all this winter: snow, sleet, rain and now thunder and lightning. That’s right. As the rain fell Wednesday morning, a lightning strike startled some in Carroll County.

02/19/2014

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At Least 2 Men Collapse And Die While Shoveling Snow In Howard County

A new warning about shoveling snow. The strenuous effort can pose health risks, and in Maryland, it has even proven deadly.

02/13/2014

Photos by Jeffrey F. Bill
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Lion Cubs At The Maryland Zoo Are Growing Fast And Fierce

There are new photos and video of the lion cubs at the Maryland Zoo. They’re growing by leaps and bounds under the care and supervision of the animal department staff at the zoo.

02/11/2014

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Some Western Md. Residents Want To Form Their Own State

A tale of two Marylands: Western Maryland and the rest of the state. Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people want to break away and go it alone.

02/10/2014

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Football Players React After Potential NFL Draftee Comes Out

A football first from an NFL prospect: University of Missouri football player Michael Sam announced Sunday that he’s gay. He’s expected to be a mid-round pick in the NFL Draft in May.

02/10/2014

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Congress Urged To Consider ‘Chip & Pin’ Credit Cards To Fight Future Security Breaches

Congress is looking at new ways to keep your personal credit card information safe after recent high-profile security breaches at some of America’s top retailers.

02/04/2014

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Doritos Super Bowl Ad Captures Fans’ Hearts & $1M For Ellicott City Native

Seen by millions during the Super Bowl, a commercial made by an Ellicott City native won fans’ hearts and $1 million for the creator.

02/03/2014

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Former Aide To Senator Apologized For Child Porn In Note

The former chief-of-staff to a U.S. senator writes a final letter before his death. Ryan Loskarn committed suicide at his parents Carroll County home while awaiting trial on child pornography charges.

01/29/2014

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Md. Women Held In Exorcism Stabbing Death Of 2 Kids To Undergo Psych Screening

Two women who police say killed two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism will remain held without bond and have psychiatric evaluations to determine if they are competent to stand trial, a judge said Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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