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
Fire officials in Maryland say eight firefighters were injured in a collapse at a burning townhouse in Germantown.
A new Baltimore Sun/University of Baltimore poll reveals a new leader in the Maryland race for the U.S. Senate.
The primary is about a month and a half away and former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and state Senator Catherine Pugh are pulling away from a crowded field of candidates.
There’s a big fundraiser this weekend for the Baltimore School For the Arts.
Pope Francis prayed for our city with a group of local religious leaders who traveled to Rome.
A Virginia police officer shot and killed on her first day on the job is being laid to rest.
This historic two-day trip to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican is part of a pledge to bring hope & healing to our city following the Freddie Gray riots.
A spiritual journey to help a city heal. Faith leaders from across Baltimore are headed to Rome on Monday for an audience with Pope Francis.
Virginia McLaurin wanted, more than anything, to meet the president. She wrote to him, even offering to go to his house if it would make it easier. At 106 years old, her dream came true.
The inside story of how a wife from Maryland negotiated with terrorists halfway across the world, hoping to free her husband.
Several important civil rights leaders, including one from Baltimore, had a chance to meet with President Obama at the White House.
El Faro hearings. Tuesday, the US Coast Guard, along with the NTSB, called witnesses as they try to find out why the 790-foot freighter sank near the Bahamas, killing all 33 crew members—including one man with ties to Baltimore.