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
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.
An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.
The Smithsonian National Zoo’s prize panda cub officially has a name. The announcement was made on a monumental day in Chinese tradition for the cub.
Some area high school students are giving back as they give thanks the day before Thanksgiving.
The most anticipated event of the holiday season is just days away. The Festival of Trees kicks off on Friday. As part of the fun, Kennedy Krieger asked WJZ to decorate gingerbread houses for their fundraiser.
Each year, police departments across the nation collect unwanted prescription medication.
Dozens of people came to a candlelight vigil in Frederick to remember the life of Ethan Saylor. The 26-year-old man with Down syndrome died after being forcibly removed from a movie theater in January.
The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club is scheduled to perform at a ceremony observing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The largest holiday event on the East Coast is right around the corner. The Festival of Trees benefiting the Kennedy Krieger Institute starts the day after Thanksgiving.