Who is Mary Bubala? Her Biography, Husband and Net Worth


Mary Bubala is an American anchorwoman, news presenter, journalist, and also television host who hails from Chicago, Illinois. She is best known as the former Baltimore news anchor at WJZ-TV.

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Mary Bubala Biography

Mary Bubala was born on September 14, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. She belongs to American nationality. She belongs to the whites of caucasian descent and is a practising Christian.


Mary Bubala is 52 years old as of 2022. Her sun sign (zodiac sign) is Virgo. Her father is Paul Bubala, while her mother is Carol Bubala. Additionally, she has a biological sister, however, there is no known information about her.

As for her educational background, the reputable journalist Mary Bubala went to Glenbrook South High School which is located in Glenview, Illinois. There she was a part of the Glenbrook South Television (GBS-TV). Mary proceeded to New York where she attended John Hopkins University, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of science in broadcast Journalism.

Mary Bubala started her career in journalism in 1991 in upstate New York following her graduation from Ithaca College. Following her graduation from school, she got the post of weekday news anchor at WENY-TV. She also worked as a weekend reporter at WMAR in Maryland.

Mary Bubala also served as a journalist at upstate New York’s WENY and WBNG, and at WOKR in Rochester. She got into WIZ-TV in December 2003 where she worked for over fifteen years and was fired in May 2019. She got fired from the channel after she made a comment on a race and gender where she linked Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh‘s resignation to her race and gender.

In 1995, Mary Bubala was nominated for a regional Emmy for Outstanding News Feature for a series of reports from Port au Prince, Haiti. Among her other significant accolades, Mary Bubala went on to win NY State Broadcaster’s Outstanding Series. She was nominated for two regional Emmy awards in 2016 for her coverage of the Freddy Gray protests.

Mary Bubala was awarded one Emmy award for Outstanding Anchor. She was nominated in 2014, 2017 & 2018 Bubala for three regional Emmy awards for breaking news coverage. In 2018, she was named one of The Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders. Mary went on to join Fox 45 news in September 2019.

Mary Bubala serves as a volunteer for Reading Partners as well as an advocate and emcee for The Penn Mar Association, the American Diabetes Association, Catch A Lift and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is an MC and runs in The BWC 5K. Mary is dedicated to raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training as she completed the Baltimore Marathon and two half marathons.

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Mary Bubala Husband

Mary Bubala is a married woman. She is married to Bruce Douglas Smith, an oncologist. The couple first met in Rochester, New York and eventually tied the knot in September 1996.

The two are proud parents of two beautiful kids including Nate Smith and Matt Smith. She is presently living in Baltimore City alongside her husband, two sons and SPCA rescue dog named Copper.

Mary Bubala Net Worth

Mary Bubala has an overall net worth estimated to be $1 million which she has earned from her successful career as a journalist and television personality. As an anchorwoman, she receives an average salary of $62,000 which she gets annually.

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