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
Charges are dropped against one of the Naval Academy midshipmen accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate.
Can learning physics and geometry be fun? The answer is yes if you’re a student at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City.
Underage drinking at a wild house party–and by the time it was over, three Montgomery County police officers had been assaulted, two people had been Tased and a well-known local family faced serious charges.
A Maryland teen is celebrating a controversial decision by the Boy Scouts of America. On the first day of the New Year, the organization allowed openly gay youth to remain Boy Scouts.
A Supreme Court justice issued an 11th hour reprieve for religious organizations opposed to offering birth control as part of their health insurance plans.
It’s time to say goodbye to Kai. Kai is leaving us to join Sinclair Broadcast Group as a special correspondent based in Washington D.C. covering stories around the nation. New Year’s Eve is his last newscast with WJZ.
We are learning more about the Towson barricade that shut down an entire neighborhood for hours as Baltimore County police negotiated with the armed suspect inside of a home. We now know the man threatened to kill his mother. The charging documents released Monday give us a play-by-play of the events that unfolded that day.
The Orioles hit a home run for a group of Baltimore school children this holiday season.
It was a vice presidential flub, but we’re not talking about Joe Biden. Instead, it’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus of HBO’s “Veep” who is apologizing after dissing Howard County in an online interview.
The Blue Angels are coming back to Baltimore. They’ll fly over us in September during a special event continuing Maryland’s three year commemoration of the War of 1812.
This week, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted military families and their children for a special holiday celebration. Always a hit, the two first dogs made an appearance and an impression on one very cute little girl.
A church community in Ocean City says goodbye to its beloved pastor as police rule his death a homicide. A man set himself on fire and ran into the church last Tuesday.