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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Reinstated Pastor Defrocked For Officiating Son’s Gay Marriage Transferring To Calif.

A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding is being transferred to a United Methodist church in California.

06/25/2014

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Brown Wins Md. Democratic Primary For Governor; Hogan Wins GOP

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic primary for governor of Maryland on Tuesday, defeating Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur for the nomination. Larry Hogan won the Republican race.

06/24/2014

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Report: Politics Had No Role In Sandusky 32-Month State Probe

A report released Monday detailing the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case faults police and prosecutors for long delays in bringing charges but found no evidence that politics affected the investigation.

06/23/2014

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Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Officiating Gay Son’s Wedding Makes An Appeal In Md.

A Pennsylvania pastor defrocked after performing his gay son’s wedding comes to Maryland to appeal that ruling.

06/20/2014

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Marine Who Dived On A Grenade To Save A Soldier Receives Medal Of Honor

Honoring a soldier’s bravery. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who nearly died saving a fellow Marine.

06/19/2014

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Car With 3 Dead, Including 2 Children, Apparently Was Parked For Hours

Heartbreak in Hagerstown. A mother and her two children are found dead in their car. Right now, their deaths are a mystery.

06/18/2014

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Rappel With A Cause: Jessica Kartalija Descends 300 Feet For Charity

What’s the craziest thing you’d do for a good cause? If you ask Jessica Kartalija, it’s going over the edge of a high-rise building downtown.

06/18/2014

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Zipcar Announces It’s Expanding In Baltimore

The president of a national company came to Baltimore Monday for a big announcement: Zipcar is expanding in the city.

06/16/2014

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Baltimore Astronaut May Be The Most Popular Man Off The Planet

Baltimore astronaut Reid Wiseman arrived at the International Space Station less than two weeks ago, but he’s already the most popular guy on-board– at least on Twitter, where he has more than 70,000 followers who can’t get enough of his photos of planet Earth.

06/10/2014

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Hundreds Oppose Anti-Gay Protest At D.C. School

Days after a Washington, D.C. high school principal revealed he’s gay, the Westboro Baptist Church protested in front of the school.

06/09/2014

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Artist And Special Needs Student Named 2014 Cardin Scholarship Winner

The school year is almost over. It’s a time to look back at what students have achieved, including a 19-year-old special needs student.

06/06/2014

(Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Baltimore Soldier Claims Bowe Bergdahl Is A Traitor And A Deserter

There’s growing anger over the controversial exchange of an American prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban militants. The harshest criticism is coming from fellow soldiers who served alongside the man they call a deserter.

06/04/2014

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