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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.

Jake Tedaldi, a Boston Veterinarian who founded Vetcall, (Credit: WBZ's Mary Blake)

Pet Perspectives: Massage, Acupuncture Now The Norm For Ailing Pets

Alternative therapist say animals are very receptive to massage therapy.


Dog at the Pooch Hotel in Newton

Pet Perspectives: Pet-Ownership Now A $52 Billion Industry

‘Pet-nation’ is not far off the mark when you look at animal statistics in the United States


A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on April 15, 2013, in Boston. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Nurse “Privileged” To Treat Boston Marathon Bombing Victims At Finish Line

A Newton-Wellesley Hospital nurse who was one of the first responders at the marathon bombings is no stranger to catastrophic events. WBZ’s Mary Blake has the story of Betty Sparks.


Mary Blake with her family on Thanksgiving  2012. From L-R Mary's husband Peter Dion, son Peter, Mary and Luke. Bottom row, son Connor and daughter Addie.  (Credit: Mary Blake)

Brain Injury: My Road To Recovery – Raising Awareness

I honestly cringe now when I see a bicyclist without a helmet, since I know now what can happen with a fall.


Mary and her 16-year-old son Luke, who was her driving instructor.

Brain Injury: My Road To Recovery – Regaining Independence

Mary Blake had suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle fall and a medical competency road test was deemed necessary before she could get behind the wheel again.


Mary Blake with fellow TBI survivor Amanda Lawton. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Mary Blake)

Brain Injury: My Road To Recovery – Conversations With TBI Survivors

Mary Blake shares conversations she had with ABC’s Bob Woodruff and Amanda Lawton of Marblehead who both suffered traumatic brain injuries.


Megan Kent, Mary Blake, Pam Morello, Caitlyn Wacha and Arlene Teich at Community Rehab Care.

Brain Injury: My Road To Recovery – Humbling Therapy Sessions

For three hours a day, five days a week initially this past summer and fall, Mary Blake underwent physical, occupational and speech therapy at Community Rehab Care in Medford.


Mary Blake with John Pliakas, critical care transport nurse at Boston MedFlight.

Brain Injury: My Road To Recovery – ‘Time Is Of The Essence’

If you were to ask 10 people on the street what TBI is, you’d be hard pressed to find even one person who knows the answer.


Cars stranded on Route 128 south in Needham after the Blizzard of '78. (Photo courtesy: National Archives at Boston (Waltham))

Blizzard Of ’78 Anniversary: Forecasting Guidance Was ‘Primitive’ 35 Years Ago

The statistics compiled during the Blizzard of 1978 only partially tell the story.


Aftermath from the Blizzard of '78. (Photo courtesy: National Archives at Boston (Waltham))

Blizzard Of ’78 Anniversary: 35 Years Later ‘Nothing Remotely Comparable’

On February 7, 1978, Boston Edison’s John Murphy told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the entire city of Boston was without power.