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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A Maryland legislator has agreed to a protective order that will prevent him from contacting his adult daughter for one year.
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In his own words, for the first time, Ray Rice spoke out exclusively to our media partner, the Baltimore Sun. It comes as Rice seeks to re-enter the NFL and we learn how much it cost the Ravens to sever its ties with him.
Mission accomplished! Howard County native Terry Virts successfully completed his third walk outside the International Space Station—but it did not go off without a hitch!
Drug overdoses on a college campus. Now four students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut are under arrest. Two are from Maryland.
Major misstatement of the facts. This time, it comes from a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet. CBS News captured the Secretary of Veterans Affairs bragging about being in the special forces—but it’s a false claim he now admits to.
Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.
Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison in a public corruption case that destroyed her husband’s political career.
Stevie Wonder is the guest of honor tonight at an all-star Grammy salute: “Songs in the Key of Life.”
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Millions have listened to his story on the podcast called “Serial,” but now it could have a whole new ending. A Maryland appeals court has decided to review the murder conviction of Adnan Syed.