Mary Bubala

Mary Bubala 175x131Emmy Award-winning anchor Mary Bubala joined WJZ in December 2003. She now anchors the 11 p.m. newscast with Vic Carter and the 5 p.m. newscast with Jessica Kartalija.

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. She’s 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.

Mary was honored in 2018 as an Influential Marylander by the Maryland Daily Record.

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

History In The Making: Md. District AAU Hosts National Basketball Tournament

For the first time ever, the Maryland district AAU is hosting a national basketball tournament. It’s happening this summer on the Eastern Shore.


Student Survives Shooting To Graduate With His Class

A Maryland high school student survived a gunshot wound to walk with his class at graduation this week.


Man Who Pulled Gun On Driver Arrested In Harford Co.

The manhunt is over! Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a terrifying road rage incident in Harford County.


Woman Tries To Keep Teens From Repeating Her Drunk Driving Mistake

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.


Johns Hopkins Hospital Names 1st Female President

She’s a doctor, a mother and an administrator. Now Dr. Redonda Miller is about to become the first female president at Johns Hopkins Hospital in its 127-year history.


Woman Delivers Baby Boy On Side of Maryland Highway

It was a surprise delivery right on one of Maryland’s busiest highways. A woman went into labor this weekend and had to deliver her baby on the side of Interstate 270 with the help of her family.


Life-Saving Drug Narcan Helping To Fight Heroin Deaths In Md.

Faced with an alarming increase in heroin and pain pill deaths, Maryland is now allowing abusers, their families and friends to have Narcan on hand.


Voter Turnout In Md. Expected To Be Heavier Than Normal

The polls have been open for hours and if the interest is anything like what we saw in early voting, there will be a good turnout Tuesday.


Republican Candidates For Md. Senate Seat Look To Connect With Voters

The race for Maryland’s US Senate seat is being watched nationwide.


Marylander Tatyana McFadden Wins Boston Marathon Women’s Wheelchair Race

Maryland’s Tatyana McFadden has cruised to her fourth straight victory in the women’s wheelchair division at the Boston Marathon.


‘The Wire’ Actor Invests In $20M Baltimore Development Project

An actor made famous in “The Wire” is now trying to transform neighborhoods that played backdrop to some of the gritty scenes in the HBO series.


New Report Details Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Police Officer

The man accused of causing the crash that killed a Montgomery County police officer had no business being behind the wheel. That’s the bottom line of a new report that shows just how much the suspect was drinking that night.




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