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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MLB Umpires Step Off The Diamond And Into The Hearts Of Kids Fighting Illnesses

It’s been said the best officiating in sports goes unnoticed. That may be true on the field, but umpires for Major League Baseball may just do some of their best work off the diamond.

08/27/2014

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Man Dies After His Car Plunges Into The Potomac River

A car is pulled out of the Potomac Sunday with a victim inside. It happened Sunday after a car traveling on the George Washington Memorial parkway left the road and plunged into the river.

08/25/2014

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Local Man Who Moved To Israel Reacts To The Intense Fighting

A local family who moved to Israel last year is back in Baltimore visiting family.

08/22/2014

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Heading To Iraq: Baltimore Man Reacts To Death Of Slain Friend, James Foley

New details are released about the rescue attempt for slain journalist James Foley. This, as one of his good friends, Baltimore’s own Matthew Van Dyke, reacts to his death.

08/21/2014

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Ocean City Considers House Rental Restrictions Amid Complaints

Rowdy rentals. It’s something Ocean City has always dealt with–young people renting homes for the week in residential neighborhoods.

08/20/2014

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman Can Answer Your Question From Space!

He’s a sensation on social media with more than 210,000 followers on Twitter alone. Baltimore County native and International Space Station astronaut Reid Wiseman has been sharing amazing pictures of the earth with his followers—and now he could answer your questions from space!

08/17/2014

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New Mural Honors ‘Baltimore’s Birds’

Baltimore is known for its Ravens and Orioles, but the Goldfinch and the Red-Bellied Woodpecker? Not so much–until now.

08/16/2014

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Retired Md. Marine Battling Renal Failure Proposes To Wife A 2nd Time

A retired Gaithersburg marine is looking for a second chance on his wedding anniversary.

08/15/2014

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Parents Complain About Woman Pole Dancing In Ocean City

Ocean City bills itself as a family-friendly destination but a Vegas-style street performer hit the boardwalk this summer creating a wave of controversy.

08/12/2014

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Health Officials: Forget Ebola; Worry About The Flu

The Ebola threat continues to be a real concern overseas–with 932 deaths and more than a thousand infected. But health officials say the flu is a much bigger threat to people here in Maryland.

08/09/2014

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Baltimore Students Win Awards At NAACP ‘ACT-SO’ Competition

It’s known as the “Olympics of the Mind.” The NAACP announces the winners of its “ACT-SO” competition.

08/07/2014

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Navy Diver Drowned After Refusing To Leave Fellow Sailor

Sailors in the US Navy swear to serve with honor, courage and commitment. Those words are certainly true for a young Navy diver who lost his life during a training exercise at the Aberdeen Proving Ground last year.

08/05/2014

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