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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Marylanders Answer Poll On Governor’s Hairstyle

A political poll shows Maryland is divided on the topic of what’s on top of the governor’s head. Governor Larry Hogan asked Marylanders whether or not he should grow his hair back after beating cancer.


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Alan Gross Discusses Captivity On 60 Minutes

The Maryland man who spent five years locked in a Cuban prison accused of spying is speaking about the experience in his first interview since being released. Alan Gross told 60 Minutes he thought he’d be rescued right away—but that didn’t happen.


BALTIMORE, USA - APRIL 29: A woman pleads for protestors to go home when the curfew goes into effect rather than risk arrest in Baltimore, USA on April 29, 2015. Protests following the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody have turned violent with people throwing debris at police and media and burning cars and businesses. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

New Poll Shows Voters Divided When It Comes To Blame For Baltimore Unrest

A new poll shows voters are divided when it comes to the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death in April.


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New Poll Shows Front-Runner To Replace Senator Mikulski

A day after a leader emerges in the Baltimore mayor’s race, there’s also a front-runner in the race for Maryland’s US Senate seat.


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New Poll Shows Sheila Dixon Is Front-Runner To Win Baltimore Mayoral Race

A new poll is out Sunday and it clearly shows former Mayor Sheila Dixon way out in front. The poll was conducted by the Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore and is the first snapshot of what Baltimore voters think.



Baltimore Police Linking More Guns To Multiple Crimes

WJZ continues to investigate illegal guns on Baltimore’s streets. City police tell us the number of guns they’re linking to multiple crimes has doubled.


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Baltimore Woman Creates Nationwide Charity For Wounded Veterans

A local organization is giving wounded war veterans a second chance at feeling whole again.


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Painting Of Ben Carson And Jesus Draws Attention

Although the economy was the focus of Tuesday night’s debate, it’s Ben Carson’s religion that his supporters connect with the most. Just this week, a painting of Carson and Jesus inside his Maryland home got a lot of attention.



Illegal Guns A Deadly Epidemic On Baltimore City Streets

It is an epidemic across our city. WJZ investigates illegal guns in the hands of criminals.


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Our “Fabulous You” Story Changed Viewer’s Life

Two months ago, we aired a story about a program called Fabulous You. It’s a new approach to helping women with diabetes get their health under control.


The cargo ship El Faro is docked in Baltimore, Maryland, on July16, 2009, in this picture taken by Allen Baker.
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Officials Confirm Wreckage Found Is El Faro

A US Navy search team located wreckage of a cargo ship and they confirmed Monday that it is the wreckage of El Faro.


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Huguely Laments Lacrosse Star’s Death In Interrogation Tapes

For the first time ever, we’re hearing from the man convicted of killing Yeardley Love–the UVA lacrosse player from Baltimore County.




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