Emmy Award-winning anchor Mary Bubala joined WJZ in December 2003. She now anchors the 5pm newscast with Rick Ritter and the 11pm newscast with Vic Carter.
Mary first came to Maryland in the summer of 1997 as a general assignment reporter and has covered nearly every big news event since then including 9/11 attack at the Pentagon, national and local elections, Pope Benedict and Francis’ visits to DC, free speech issues at the U.S. Supreme Court and Baltimore’s bicentennial.
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. She’s 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.
Since joining WJZ, Mary has dedicated her free time to many of the station’s community outreach efforts including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K, and the ADA’s Step Out: the Walk to Stop Diabetes. In 2014, Mary and her husband Doug, an oncologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, raised $25K and rode 150 miles for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Mary is a graduate of Ithaca College where she earned a Bachelor of the Science degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.
Mary and her husband reside in Baltimore City with their two teenage sons & Copper, a hound mix, who was the SPCA Noon puppy on WJZ before finding a home with Mary and her family.
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