Mary Bubala

Mary Bubala 175x131Emmy Award-winning anchor Mary Bubala joined WJZ in December 2003. She now anchors the 11 p.m. newscast with Vic Carter and the 5 p.m. newscast with Jessica Kartalija.

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.

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.

Mary was honored in 2018 as an Influential Marylander by the Maryland Daily Record.

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

Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler Passes Away

The much beloved Cardinal William Keeler, died today at the age of 86.


Md. Woman Recovering After Her Leg Is Impaled By Tree

A Maryland woman is recovering at Shock Trauma after a tree slammed into the car she was riding in during Wednesday’s wind storm.


Gov. Hogan Sits Down With WJZ To Discuss Trump, Legislative Agenda

Gov. Hogan invited WJZ’s Mary Bubala into his office to speak out on a range of issues, including President Trump.


New Initiative to Bridge Gap Between City Officers and Youth

A new initiative is underway breaking down barriers between Baltimore City police officers and young people in our city.


Young Girl’s Snow Cone Stand Raises Money for Ellicott City Business

One small donation has meant the world to a business that lost everything in the Ellicott City flood this summer. It came from a girl who believed a small act could make a difference.


Students At St. Elizabeth School Receive Senior Class Rings

A very special honor today for students at a local school for children with emotional and developmental disabilities.


Md. Immigrants Tell WJZ: We Live In Fear Of Trump’s America

The lives of millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. hang in the balance.


Wife of Gunned Down Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy Speaks

It was a horrible day in Harford County when two sheriff’s deputies were gunned down in February.


1-On-1: Baltimore Mayor-Elect Catherine Pugh Sits Down With WJZ

In less than four weeks, Baltimore City will have a new leader at the helm.


Local Chefs Host Benefit Dinner To Support ‘No Kid Hungry’

More than 16 million children nationwide lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. And now six top chefs from the Baltimore region are teaming up to help end childhood hunger.


Bus Crash Survivor: ‘I Woke Up On the Floor With Glass In My Mouth’

Michelle Kennedy was trapped on an MTA, screaming for help seconds after colliding with a school bus on Tuesday morning.


Historic And Cutting Edge USS Zumwalt Commissioned In Baltimore

Baltimore’s rich naval heritage came to life on Saturday with the Blue Angels soaring overhead, and the Navy’s newest warship commissioned in front of hundreds.