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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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T. Rex Gets New Home In Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. Rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

04/15/2014

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O’Malley Signs Jake’s Law; Penalties Increase In Distracted Driving Accidents

It was an emotional day in Annapolis for the family of a 5-year-old boy killed in a distracted driving accident. Monday, Governor Martin O’Malley signed Jake’s Law.

04/14/2014

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Relisha Rudd’s Grandmother Speaks About Her Disappearance

The grandmother of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd spoke out about the girl’s disappearance. Melissa Young says she was fine with Kahlil Tatum spending time with her granddaughter, but now she knows that was a mistake.

04/09/2014

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

BUILD: Jobs Program Hits Major Roadblock With Lack Of Funds From Mayor

Their motto is catching attention: don’t arrest me, hire me. A local community group is committed to putting city residents to work and keeping them out of prison. But BUILD says its jobs program has hit a major roadblock with the mayor.

04/08/2014

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Man In Video Cooperating With Police In Missing Relisha Rudd Case

D.C. police say they’ve identified a man in a video released last week and that he’s cooperating with the investigation of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd.

04/07/2014

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D.C. Police Ask For Help Identifying ‘Person Of Interest’ In Missing Girl Case

In the desperate search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, police remain interested in getting clear answers from her mother, especially after photos posted on Facebook show her with wads of cash.

04/04/2014

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Md. Teen First Death Linked To Faulty GM Ignition Switch

A Maryland family is at the center of a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their daughter was killed in a car crash linked to General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.

04/01/2014

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President Obama Gifts Pope Francis A Seed Chest From The Baltimore Basilica

The Baltimore Basilica had a secret–a gift directly from Baltimore would be given to the Pope from the president. It involved century-old mahogany from the first cathedral in the United States.

03/28/2014

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Navy RB Passes Away After Brain Injury

Navy RB Will McKamey passed away Tuesday. He had been in a coma following a brain injury.

03/25/2014

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Spoiler Alert: ‘Good Wife’ Fans Not Pleased With Josh Charles Plot Twist

Spoiler alert for fans of the hit CBS drama “The Good Wife.” If you haven’t seen Sunday night’s episode, stop reading now.

03/24/2014

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Man Linked To D.C. Amber Alert Charged In Wife’s Murder

Major developments in the Amber Alert for a little girl in Washington D.C. The case is now tied to a murder in Maryland.

03/21/2014

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National Aquarium In Baltimore Grants Access To Exam Rooms

Rare aquarium access. For the first time ever, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is throwing open the doors for a tour of its exam rooms, where vets care for more than 17,000 animals.

03/20/2014

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