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Mary Blake

420x316 grad blake1 Mary BlakeMary 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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Road To City Hall Part 3: Education Tops List Of Issues In Race

Despite the sweltering heat, it was an overflow crowd at Boston Teachers Union Hall In Dorchester last Wednesday.


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Road To City Hall Part 2: Neighborhoods Play Role In Race

Boston’s Action for Community Development held a Mayor’s Forum at their headquarters in downtown Boston last week.


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Road To City Hall Part 1: Mayoral Candidates In Race To Be Heard

Twelve days before Boston’s Preliminary Election, and a number of the mayoral candidates were pressing the flesh at a Senior’s Picnic in Roxbury.


One Fund Boston

One Fund Continues To Raise Millions For Bombing Victims

While the first round of One Fund Boston has been distributed to Marathon bombing victims, the fund is by no means depleted.


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Nantucket Considered One Of Best Stargazing Spots On East Coast

The Director of Astronomy at the Mariah Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket has a suggestion for Island visitors: “Look up at the night sky, wherever and whenever you can.”


Summer Volleyball

Long-Range Forecast Shows August Will Be Cool, Dry

August 1st means we’ve turned the page now on two of the three months that make up our ‘meteorological summer.


Walden Pond (Credit: WBZ's Mary Blake)

Walden Pond: Thoreau’s Habitat Draws Thousands Of Visitors A Year

This week’s hot summer weather has had people flocking to their favorite ‘cool down’ spot.


Lutheran Church Charities comfort dogs worked with survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings. (Credit: Mary Blake/WBZ)

Pet Perspectives: Therapy Dogs And Learning How To Train Puppies

Christine Macdonald knows exactly what she’s looking for when she holds classes on therapy dog techniques.


Salem Police Officer John Bedard. (Credit: WBZ's Mary Blake)

Pet Perspectives: Dog Owners Debate Breeders Vs. Rescue

It was well after dark on an April evening, and you could hear the sound of barking dogs at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.


Diane Stern's cat Josie. (Credit: WBZ's Diane Stern)

Pet Perspectives: Everyone Has ‘Tail’ To Tell About Their Pet

Tell people you want to do a series about pets, and you don’t have to look far to find a story, or two, or three for that matter.