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.
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 shares conversations she had with ABC’s Bob Woodruff and Amanda Lawton of Marblehead who both suffered traumatic brain injuries.
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.
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.
The statistics compiled during the Blizzard of 1978 only partially tell the story.
On February 7, 1978, Boston Edison’s John Murphy told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the entire city of Boston was without power.
You say the words “Blizzard of 78″ anywhere in Massachusetts, and even 35 years later, you hear the stories.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino called it a big hill to climb. Earlier this week, the city reached the summit. Ten thousand Boston teens now have jobs for the summer.
Mary Blake examines the importance of collecting that paycheck at a young age.
Teen jobs in 2012 paint a vastly different picture than just ten years ago.