Mary Blake is an award-winning reporter and anchor who joined WBZ News Radio in March 2007. Prior to joining the WBZ team, Mary worked as a News Anchor for WRKO and WROR in Boston. Mary began her career in Lowell as a News Anchor and Reporter for WLLH-AM and WCAP-AM. In addition, she has spent time working in television in the Boston area.
During her career, Mary has been recognized by the AP, UPI and RTNDA with numerous awards for Feature Reporting, Breaking News Coverage and Individual Achievement. The March of Dimes and the National Commission on Working Women have also awarded Mary for her anchoring and reporting.
Mary graduated Cum Laude from The University of Massachusetts with a concentration in Communication Studies. She also attended Arizona State University with a concentration in Journalism Studies.
Mary grew up in an Air Force family and traveled extensively before settling down in Massachusetts. She is married with four very active children and lives in the Boston suburbs.
“I knew we were going to have to fight, so I said, ‘let’s get going,’ but they sent me home, and said, ‘wait until you’re 17,'” Fred McKenna told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.
Harry Kramer, 92, was a Captain in the Army Air Corps during World War II and knew at a very young age that he wanted to fly.
The Massachusetts ballot question asking voters to legalize recreational marijuana is generating both high interest and heavy spending.
Ballot Questions 2 and 4 have been grabbing most of the political limelight this election season. WBZ’s Mary Blake says both proponents and detractors are telling voters not to forget Question 3, which centers on living conditions for farm animals.
Question 2 on the November ballot would allow the State Board of Education to approve up to 12 new or expanded public charter schools a year. WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake examines both sides of the issue.
Two years after a ballot question repealing the Massachusetts gaming law failed, voters are being asked to approve another slots parlor. WBZ’s Mary Blake takes a look at Question One on next month’s ballot.
WBZ’s Mary Blake reports on a Chelsea company that has made ‘time’ its business for 119 years.
At college campuses across the nation, a new semester raises old concerns.
Keeping teenagers busy during the summer months is the primary goal of Boston youth organizations throughout the city. WBZ’s Mary Blake reports on the YMCA’S efforts to curb street violence.
While the fatality rate is growing, the the number of qualified staff to help fight the drug epidemic is shrinking.