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
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.
“Archer Strong.” Two words capture the hope, strength and courage of 17-year-old McDonogh student Archer Senft. His life was turned upside down this summer after an innocent dive into the ocean left him paralyzed.
A stirring, show-stopping gospel song from a Baltimore singer-songwriter garners a Grammy nomination.
A Dr. Phil exclusive: Wednesday, he spoke with the family of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. She’s the girl found dead in January and two Virginia Tech students from Maryland are accused of her murder.
Imagine having the honor of introducing the President of the United States before a history making speech.
Sonic booms rattled nerves up and down the East Coast Thursday afternoon.
A Maryland county prosecutor is investigating former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s discounted purchase of furniture from the governor’s mansion, the state’s attorney’s spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.
A big part of the New Year’s Eve spectacular at the Inner Harbor is the sight of the fireworks and the sound of the band.
The most successful movie musical in history is coming to life on the stage at the Hippodrome. It’s being promoted as a fresh take on the classic.
The Navy’s elite Blue Angels return to the skies over Baltimore next year.