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

family member

Family Of One Of The Officers Involved In Freddie Gray Arrest Speaks Out

Six Baltimore City officers are the subject of the investigation into how Freddie Gray suffered the spinal injury that eventually caused his death.



3 Voices Fighting For Justice In Freddie Gray Investigation

Three voices in the Freddie Gray investigation searching for justice.



Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled

Tuesday morning, retailers in 23 states are pulling Blue Bell Ice Cream from store shelves and consumers are being told not to eat any Blue Bell Ice Cream they may have at home. Last Monday night, the Texas company issued a voluntary recall for all of its products after samples of the ice cream tested positive for the potentially deadly bacteria listeria.


Kurt Schmoke

Former Baltimore Mayor Travels To Cuba

He traveled to Cuba 16 years ago as the mayor of Baltimore. Now Kurt Schmoke is going back.


ebola vaccine

Could A Baltimore Company Be Developing An Ebola Vaccine?

Major news from a Baltimore based bio-tech firm. It’s the first in the world to report success with an Ebola vaccine that’s effective against the train that’s killed thousands in West Africa.


ray rice

Ray Rice: ‘I Didn’t Leave The Game The Way I Wanted To”

More damage control tonight for former Ravens running back Ray Rice as he tries to re-enter the NFL.


breast cancer

New Cancer Report May Help Doctors ID Which Patients More At Risk

A new national report on cancer offers a road map for targeting cancer more precisely.


obama david simon wire

Obama Talks About ‘The Wire’ With Creator David Simon

Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business – but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say.


john urschel

Ravens’ John Urschel NFL Pro By Day, Math Wiz By Night

It’s an unusual equation–how many pro-football players in the NFL publish a complex academic paper? The answer is one and it’s John Urschel from the Baltimore Ravens.



Maryland Chapter Of ADA Has New Women’s Health Initiative

It’s Diabetes Alert Day across the nation, and the Maryland chapter of the American Diabetes Association is using the day to kick off its inaugural “Fabulous You” women’s health initiative.


will hauver, egg crack challenge

‘Egg Crack Challenge’ Raises Money For Juvenile Diabetes

In the spirit of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, a college student from Towson started the “Egg Crack Challenge” to raise money for juvenile diabetes research, a disease he was living with.


(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lady Terps Coach Brenda Frese Talks About March Madness Excitement

Excitement is building in College Park. March Madness is taking over as the Maryland women’s basketball team gets ready to take on New Mexico State Saturday.