Mary Bubala is an Emmy Award winning anchorwoman based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a former anchor at WJZ-TV who was fired in May 2019 after she appeared to link ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's resignation to her race and gender.   
She began her career in upstate New York upon graduating from Ithaca College in 1991. In June 2016, she was nominated for a regional Emmy for her coverage of the Freddie Gray riots and was awarded a regional Emmy for Outstanding Anchor. In 2016, she was named Best of Baltimore News Anchor. 
In May 2019, she received backlash for asking a question surrounding the race, gender and leadership abilities of the city’s recent mayors that some viewers deemed racist and sexist.