Mary Bubala Biography
A native of Illinois, Mary Bubala is an American news reporter and Emmy Award-winning anchor who works for WBFF, channel 45, a Fox affiliate.
Bubala graduated from Ithaca College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She previously worked as an anchor for WJZ-TV where she anchored the 11 p.m. newscast as well as 5 p.m. newscast.
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Bubala works as an Evening News Anchor for WBFF. She joined the station in September 2019 from WJZ-TV where she was fired from. She has over 25 years of experience in journalism, 20 of which have been spent in Baltimore.
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Bubala joined WJZ-TV in December 2003 and worked at the station until when she was fired on May 7, 2019. She was anchoring the 5 p.m and 11 p.m newscasts.
Bubala had previously worked with WENY-TV as a weekday news anchor and weekend reporter. She had also worked at WBNG-TV and WORK-TV in New York.
She later went to work as an anchor and reporter for WHTM-TV in Pennsylvania.
Bubala has also worked at WMAR-TV. There, she began as a general assignment reporter but was later given anchor duties.
Mary Bubala Smith Age
Bubala was born in September 1969 in Illinois. She is 51 years old as of 2020. Her exact date of birth is not yet known.
Mary Bubala Husband and Children
Bubala is married to Dr. Bruce Douglas Smith. Her husband, Bruce is an oncologist. They met in Rochester New York where she was working at the time.
On September 14, 1996, the couple got married. They have children together; sons, named; Matt and Nate. They also have an SPCA rescue dog, named Copper.
Mary Bubala Salary and Net Worth
The amount of salary Bubala earned at WJZ-TV is not known. It is also not known how much she earns at WBFF as an Evening News Anchor. Her net worth is under review.
Mary Bubala Fired
Bubala was fired by WJZ-TV in May 2019 after she drew criticism for a question she asked about the gender and race of the city’s past three mayors.
The question she asked on-air to a professor Karsonya Whitehead was about Catherine Pugh; the former mayor who resigned amid a widening scandal revolving around children’s books that she wrote.
“We’ve had three female, African American mayors in a row. They were all passionate public servants. Two resigned, though. Is this a signal that a different kind of leadership is needed to move Baltimore City forward?” she asked.
Mary Bubala Apology
After her question received a lot of backlash, Bubala took to Twitter to apologize, saying;
” Last night, during a live interview, I asked a question that did not come out the way I intended. I am so deeply sorry and sincerely regret the words I chose.
I appreciate those who have contacted me to share how this has impacted them. I am devastated that the words I used portray me as someone that I know I am not. I hope you allow me the opportunity to regain your trust.”
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