Mary Blake

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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.

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The Book Inside You: Agents, Editors And Rejection

Two budding novelists share their stories of what it takes to get a book published.


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The Book Inside You: How Do You Start?

“Creativity quite often emerges from a bed of hard work and a willingness to stay at the desk,” one local author told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.


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The Book Inside You: Don’t Give Up Reading Or Writing

In these days of tweets, texts, and emojis, are people still reading literature?


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SAT Gets First Revision In 10 Years

The so-called new and improved SAT will be administered for the first time on Saturday.


From left, Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie and Marco Rubio during a debate. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

SC Debate Could Affect GOP Race, BU Professor Says

Since the GOP field has yet to sort itself out, there is growing interest in Saturday’s debate in South Carolina.


The abandoned Steinert Hall on Boylston Street. (Mary Blake/WBZ)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: Steinert Hall On Boylston Street

Steinert Hall was a subterranean concert venue on the stretch of Boylston Street once known as Piano Row.


Connolly’s Stardust Room in 1997. (Photo credit: The Boston Landmarks Commission)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: Connolly’s Stardust Room

An abandoned lot on Tremont Street is where one of the most famous jazz houses in the Northeast once stood.


Albany Street circa 1952-1958. (Photo credit:  City of Boston archives)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: New York Streets In The South End

The New York streets were a small, three square block area in the northeast corner of the South End.


Filene's Department Store in Downtown Crossing in 2008. (Photo credit: Swampyank at en.wikipedia)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: Filene’s In Downtown Crossing

Once one of Boston’s major department stores, Filene’s is now a store of the past.


The original Jordan Marsh in Downtown Crossing. (Photo credit: Anthony Sammarco)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: Jordan Marsh

Jordan Marsh was one of the main attractions in Downtown Crossing.




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