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.
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.
It can be difficult finding common ground between generations.
WBZ’s Mary Blake held a trivia quiz with representatives of the Baby Boom, Gen-X and Millennial generations.
“The older generation is not supposed to understand the younger generation’s music. That’s the whole point.”
Congressman Joe Kennedy III thinks his generation gets a bad rap.
Massachusetts state senator Eric Lesser is the youngest member of the senate at age 30.
“Part of it is that they have different attitudes about what constitutes a family,” says Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center.
Millennials have massive buying power and advertisers are starting to speak their language.
A new Gallup report suggests it’s not the workplace ‘extras’ like weekly ice cream runs, or napping rooms that prompt a millennial to apply for a job interview.