Mary Baer is proud to call Jacksonville home after 24 years.
Mary came to Jacksonville in 1992, after working as a news anchor and reporter in Columbus, Ohio. She started her television career as an anchor and reporter at KTVL in her hometown of Medford, Oregon. Mary is a graduate of the University of Oregon's School of Journalism.
As co-anchor of News4Jax at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. with Tom Wills each weeknight, she is active in news gathering, handling interviews, representing the news station in the community and emceeing a number of charitable events in the Jacksonville area. Among them:
- The National MS Society
- The March of Dimes
- L'Arche Harbor House
- Board of Directors of Hope Therapy, a therapeutic horseback riding program for the disabled
- And The St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation Mary Awards
Mary has received recognition from the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry, for her series of reports on a colleague who battled Leukemia and finally lost the fight.
She was a 2012 Suncoast Emmy Nominee -- Human Interest News, for her organ donation report "The Story of Andrew and Savannah."
She’s received awards from the American Heart Association for her series of reports on heart disease and stroke, and has also been recognized for her support and coverage of the disabled in the Jacksonville area.
Other awards include:
- 2000 Honoree Celebration of Leadership, Community Connections
- 2001 MS Society North Florida Chapter Media Professional of the Year
- 2001-2002 Transplant Recipients International Outstanding Transplant Media Support
- 2001 Brooks Health System Celebrate Independence, Chairman's Award-Media Division
When she’s not at work, Mary enjoys traveling with her husband Marty Fiorentino, spending time with their four grown children, playing with their grandson, riding horses and spending time outdoors.
She and Marty live in St. Johns County, with a menagerie that includes four cats, a rabbit, a goose, a hen, four horses, a miniature horse and a donkey.