Who is Mary Bubala?
Mary Bubala is an American journalist who is working for WBFF as an anchor and a reporter. She joined the FOX 45 Baltimore team in September 2019.
Mary Bubala Date of Birth / Age
Bubala was born on September 14th, 1969. She is 53 years old as of 2022.
Mary Bubala Height
Bubala stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Mary Bubala Parents and Siblings
Bubala was born and raised in the U.S. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, she was born to Carol Bubala and Paul Bubala in 1969. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Mary Bubala Spouse(Husband)
Bubala exchanged vows with her husband, Bruce Douglas Smith on September 15th, 1996. As of 2022, they celebrated their 26th anniversary. The couple has two sons. They reside in Baltimore City. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Mary Bubala Kids / Children
Bubala has sons with her husband; Nate Smith and Matthew Smith. Nate was born on December 17th, 1998, and is 24 years old as of 2022. Matthew was born on January 11th, 2001, and is 21 years old as of 2022. has any children are not available to the public at the moment. Also, she has an SPCA rescue dog, Copper. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Mary Bubala Education
After completing her high school education, Bubala went on to attend Ithaca College. Later, in 1991 she became its graduate and attained her Bachelor’s degree.
Mary Bubala Career
Bubala works for WBFF as an anchor and a reporter. She joined the FOX 45 Baltimore team in September 2019. For 3 decades, she has served in the Journalism industry having spent more than 2 decades in Baltimore. Nonetheless, her career launched in 1991 when she served in upstate New York upon her graduation from college.
In 1995, she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding News Feature for a report series from Port au Prince, Haiti. Later, she went on to attain NY State Broadcaster’s Outstanding Series. In 2016, she gained two regional Emmy awards and obtained one for Outstanding Anchor. Further, in 2014, 2017, and 2018, she earned regional Emmy nominations for breaking news broadcasts.
Additionally, she was dubbed one of The Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders in 2018. Moreover, she is very active in the Baltimore community and spends most of her time on non-profit groups and charities. Also, she serves Reading Partners as a volunteer. To boot, she serves The Penn Mar Association, the American Diabetes Association, Catch A Lift, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute as an Mc.
Bubala alongside her husband rode in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day, 150 miles cycling journey. Through the ride, $25K for cancer research and care was raised. Else, she serves in The BWC 5K as an MC and runner. Else, she finished the Baltimore Marathon and two half marathons thus raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.
WBFF/FOX 45 Baltimore
Bubala works with FOX 45 Baltimore where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Morgan Adsit
- Amy Aaronson
- Justin Chambers
- Rocco DiSangro
- Jasmine Lomax
- Alexa Ashwell
- Kayla Gaskins
- Taylor Stewart
How Much Does Mary Bubala Earn?
Bubala approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Mary Bubala Worth?
As an anchor, Bubala has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Mary Bubala Fired
In 2019, Bubala was fired from her job at WJZ following a question she posed about the gender and race of the city’s past three mayors. “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 Loyola University Maryland professor, Karsonya Whitehead.
The question received rapid reprisal from the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) and one of its former presidents, Nicki Mayo, who posted a video of the piece on Twitter. Further, Bubala went on to apologize on her Twitter and said she regretted the choice of words she used and that the question did not come out the way she intended. Also, the station issued an apology to its viewers for her remarks.
The BABJ issued a statement and labeled her question as racist and sexist. “The question implies race and gender are qualifiers in one’s ability to lead while also demonizing African Americans and women as poor leaders. We feel certain Bubala would not have asked this same question of white male leadership.” BABJ voiced.
“..have always treated people with the utmost respect and dignity. I loved my job because I loved the people of Baltimore. Last week I realized I made a mistake in the language I used on air…immediately apologized for any hurt I unintentionally caused…received immediate support from WJZ because they knew it was not in my heart to intentionally cause this kind of harm.
I wanted to do an on-air apology but was not allowed to. I hope that the people of Baltimore know that I would never do anything to hurt anyone. Unfortunately, I now stand in the path of the tornado. WJZ was forced to let me go..” she posted on her Facebook account.