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Jeanne Blake
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Jeanne Blake
Jeanne Blake is a communication consultant, author, award-winning science and medical television journalist/news anchor, and founder of Blake Works, a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise. Her depth of experience in science and medicine distinguishes her communication expertise. Jeanne coaches national leaders in the field of science and medicine. She is recognized for her work with innovators in healthcare and bioscience preparing for high-impact presentations, including global marketing events and TED Talks.

Jeanne's clients include Partners HealthCare, Mass General Hospital, Sanofi, Boston Children's Hospital, 3M, BNY Mellon, Department of Defense, MetLife, and the National Football League.

She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Cristina and CNN. Her multimedia productions have been featured on NPR and Bloomberg Radio.

Jeanne lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and New York City.

Communication Consultant
Blake Works provides executive leadership coaching, presentation training, media coaching, and facilitation of group events.

Innovative Journalism
Jeanne has established a record of firsts in TV journalism.

  • The first medical and science beat at CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, Boston.

  • The first co-host of the award-winning nightly program Chronicle at ABC affiliate WCVB-TV, Boston.

  • The first journalist to report on the case of the missing and murdered children in Atlanta, at CBS Affiliate WAGA-TV,
    Atlanta, receiving national recognition.

  • The first medical segment Housecalls at ABC affiliate KMSP-TV, Minneapolis.

Entrepreneur
After a successful career in commercial television, Jeanne founded Blake Works and Family Health Productions in 1991. Blake Works and Family Health Productions have produced an extensive, award-winning library of multimedia Words Can Work® products to guide families and communities in talking about public health challenges youth face growing up. Blake Works' products are used by thousands of organizations, corporations and communities in health, wellness and education programs worldwide. They are also featured in Blake Works-produced webinars and trainings.

Awards/Recognition
As one of the first reporters in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, Jeanne earned the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award. She received the Governor’s Recognition Award by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and earned two Associated Press Awards. Americans for Democratic Action honored Jeanne for her “outstanding leadership in the field of healthcare,” and the Massachusetts Public Health Association recognized her for “significant contributions in public service on behalf of public health.”

Civic Leadership
Jeanne is a trustee of McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric facility, and she is an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addiction. Jeanne served as a member of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Girls and was a Kaiser Media Fellow in Health.

Blake Works partnered with The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, founded by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., to develop a national series of NFL-sponsored Town Hall meetings on concussions. Jeanne consulted in the development of the forums and facilitated the events.

Author
Jeanne’s first book, Risky Times: How to be AIDS-Smart and Stay Healthy (Workman), was featured on Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A quarter million copies are in print in English, Spanish and Japanese. Jeanne contributed to AIDS: Prevention Through Education: A World View (Oxford Press). She is also the author of the popular series of Words Can Work booklets, addressing youth and public health issues.


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