Bill Shields

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Bill 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.

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Dighton DPW worker Denny Hazel sprays molasses on salt (WBZ-TV)

Dighton Uses Molasses To Treat Snowy Roads

The town is using molasses to help keep the roads clear of snow.


Snow smashed a windshield on I-95 in Attleboro (WBZ-TV)

Snow Smashes Windshield On I-95 In Attleboro

Snow and ice flew off a car and smashed a windshield in Attleboro.


Belmont Street in Brockton (WBZ-TV)

Stray Bullets Hit Car, Law Office In Brockton

Bullets barely missed a woman driving in her car in Brockton Monday morning.


Lydia, a shark that was tagged off the New England coast in 2013. (Image Credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy)

Shark Who Remains In Cold Waters An Enigma For Researchers

A great white shark is bucking normal behavior and spending the winter in colder waters.


Waves hit seawall during nor'easter in Scituate (WBZ-TV)

Nor’easter Pummels Shoreline In Scituate

Along the coast of Scituate, residents accept the harsh winters, and relish the summers.


UMass-Boston Chancellor Keith Motley speaks to reporters Monday. (WBZ-TV)

UMass-Boston Chancellor ‘Scared’ After Hearing Of Stabbing Outside Home

“Yes, there were adults here,” says Dr. Motley. “My in-laws were here, along with other adults.”


A map of Quincy, showing the locations of recent armed robberies. (WBZ-TV)

Armed Robberies Worry North Quincy Neighborhood

A North Quincy neighborhood is on edge Friday evening, after three people have been robbed at gunpoint in their own driveways.


Dave's Diner in Middleboro (WBZ-TV)

Middleboro Residents React To President-Elect Trump’s First News Conference

As President-elect Donald Trump conducted his first news conference Wednesday, people in Dave’s Diner in Middleboro watched quietly.


A plow truck driver was arrested for OUI after allegedly hitting parked cars (WBZ-TV)

Plow Driver Accused Of Driving Drunk, Hitting Parked Cars

The family of a 30-year-old Holliston man has sent him into rehab after years of sobriety apparently failed him Tuesday morning.


The gravesite of Noah Fernandes at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford. (WBZ-TV)

New Bedford Mother Shows Grace After Christmas Tree Stolen From Son’s Grave

When 14-year-old Noah Fernandes died last spring, after a 9-year battle with mitochondrial disease, his parents buried him at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford.



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