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Bill Shields

420x316 grad shields1 Bill ShieldsBill Shields is a general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV News. He joined the station in July 1980 with an extensive background in reporting, news photography and editing. He was honored with New England Emmy Awards for his work in 1982 and 1987.

Prior to joining WBZ-TV Shields was a reporter for KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas from 1977 to 1980. He also worked as a photographer and reporter for KTVV-TV and as a reporter for KHFI radio, both in Austin, Texas.

Shields holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He lives with his wife and three sons in the Greater Boston Area.

You can contact Bill at bdshields@boston.cbs.com.

Brookline Reservoir (WBZ-TV)

Jogger Rescues 2 Children From Brookline Reservoir

Two children were rescued after their carriage rolled into the Brookline Reservoir.

08/18/2014

Bruno DiFilippo survived a lightning strike. (WBZ-TV)

Plymouth Man Survives Lightning Strike

The man’s girlfriend says he “lit up like a Christmas tree” after the lightning strike.

08/07/2014

Michelle Hodgson in court. (WBZ-TV)

Sheriff’s Daughter Arrested At New Bedford Shooting Scene

On Saturday night, outside Jalice Café, a brawl turned into a shootout with seven people wounded.

08/05/2014

Police are being investigated for a confrontation inside this Wareham home.  (WBZ-TV)

Officers Investigated After Confrontation Inside Wareham Home

Two police officers are under investigation for a confrontation inside a Wareham home on Wednesday.

06/19/2014

Boston College (WBZ-TV photo)

Catholic Group Asks Cardinal To Boycott Kerry At BC’s Commencement

The Catholic Action League is protesting Secretary of State John Kerry as the school’s commencement speaker.

05/16/2014

A Cape Cod researcher says he's found the Santa Maria. (WBZ-TV)

Cape Cod Explorer Hopes To Dig Up Possible Columbus Wreck Off Haiti

An explorer who believes he’s found the wreckage of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, off the coast of Haiti said Wednesday that the vessel has been looted and needs to be excavated immediately.

05/14/2014

Lt. Col. James Goodson

Decorated WWII Pilot Laid To Rest In Bourne

Lt. Col. James Goodson, one of the most decorated fighter pilots in World War II, was laid to rest Friday at Bourne National Cemetery.

05/09/2014

Rhode Island Hospital doctors talk to reporters about the acrobats' injuries. (WBZ-TV)

Doctors: Unclear Whether Three Injured Acrobats Will Walk Again

The medical professionals treating the acrobats who fell during a circus performance in Rhode Island say time will tell whether three of the women will walk again.

05/07/2014

A pipe bomb was detonated in Marshfield, Sunday. (WBZ-TV)

Marshfield Police: Pipe Bomb May Have Fallen Off Moving Vehicle

Police now believe the pipe bomb found Sunday, may have fallen off a moving vehicle before being discovered on Ocean Street.

04/28/2014

REMUS 6000 at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. (WBZ-TV)

Woods Hole Researchers Ready To Help Find Missing Malaysian Jet

Researchers from Woods Hole helped find the wreckage of an Air France jet two years after it crashed.

03/27/2014

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