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.
There are no easy solutions, but steps are being taken to combat the state’s drug overdose epidemic.
BOSTON (CBS) – Over-prescribing drugs, or, making too many of them? In this segment of her series, “Heroin: from Prescription to Addiction,” WBZ’s Mary Blake examines responsibility, and blame. Dr. Ron Dunlap is Past President [...]
An addict’s desperation can often lead to crime. WBZ’s Mary Blake takes a look at the victims.
Lawmakers are pledging to increase treatment and recovery services in the Boston area.
One day at a time. One better choice at a time. One human life at a time. That’s how a recovery coach, and former addict now views the world.
WBZ’s Mary Blake has the story of a Fall River superstar’s fall from grace, and subsequent redemption.
According to the DEA, heroin remains the current illicit drug of choice largely due to pricing on the street.
Members of law enforcement agree that you cannot “arrest your way out” of the current drug addiction epidemic, but they will still take “the wins” when they can.
The illegal drug market in the U.S. is estimated to be between $400 and $500 billion a year, and that’s on the conservative side. In part 7 of her week-long series, WBZ’s Mary Blake has a dealer’s perspective.
The alarming increase in the number of fatal drug overdoses in recent months, has prompted action on the part of government leaders.