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.

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.


The view of downtown Boston from Spectacle Island. (Photo by Mary Blake - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island could be called one of Boston’s rediscovered gems.


42 Lomasney Way in Boston. (Photo by Mary Blake - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: The Last Tenement

The Last Tenement, as it’s called, is the lone building standing in what was once the West End.


(Photo by Mary Blake - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: The West End Museum

Stop by Boston’s West End Museum and it feels like a high school reunion. Volunteers and visitors will often reminisce about their old neighborhood.


The west end of Boston. (Photo by Mary Blake - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: The West End

“This neighborhood had 23 ethnic divisions within a 50-acre plot of land, and everybody got along,” said former resident Bob Andrews.


The Golden Teapot near Government Center. (Photo by Mary Blake - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Boston’s Lost Landmarks: The Golden Teapot

If you ask people walking under the Teapot, many are unaware of its history.


Carol Morris at the candlelight vigil in Watertown on September 23, 2015. (Photo credit: Brett Crawford - Wicked Local Watertown)

The Opioid Crisis: One Mother’s Heartbreaking Story

Mary Blake spoke to a mother of 12 children who knows the ravages of drug addiction. Four of her kids have died and two are addicts.




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