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.
An abandoned lot on Tremont Street is where one of the most famous jazz houses in the Northeast once stood.
The New York streets were a small, three square block area in the northeast corner of the South End.
Once one of Boston’s major department stores, Filene’s is now a store of the past.
Jordan Marsh was one of the main attractions in Downtown Crossing.
Spectacle Island could be called one of Boston’s rediscovered gems.
The Last Tenement, as it’s called, is the lone building standing in what was once the West End.
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.
“This neighborhood had 23 ethnic divisions within a 50-acre plot of land, and everybody got along,” said former resident Bob Andrews.
If you ask people walking under the Teapot, many are unaware of its history.
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.