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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A skydiver was injured at Quincy's 'Santa Jump' event. (Image from Peter Doherty)

Despite Injury, Skydiving Santa Switch Saves Quincy’s ‘Santa Jump’

A skydiving Santa was injured, but a backup rushed in to greet kids in Quincy last Saturday.

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Miranda Sprague (WBZ-TV)

11-Year-Old Girl Saves Newborn Sister From Choking

A sixth grader who recently learned about CPR and choking situations put her knowledge to use when her sister was in trouble.


Sergio Licona. (Facebook/Sergio Licona)

Victim Of Hit-And-Run Outside Brockton Bar Dies

A man struck by a car while crossing a street outside a bar early Friday morning has died, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office said Monday.


Creedon Field in Quincy (WBZ-TV)

Field Dedication Causes Controversy In Quincy

It can be argued there is no family name more prominent in Quincy in the last century than the Creedon name.


A woman was trapped in this car overnight after it rolled off Route 27 in New Hampshire. (Epping Fire Department)

Crews Rescue NH Woman Trapped In Car For 10 Hours Overnight

Fire crews rescued a woman in her early 70s who became trapped in her car overnight after it rolled off the road.


Rehoboth compressor station opponent (WBZ-TV)

Proposed Natural Gas Plant Has Rehoboth Seeing Red

People living in Rehoboth are making noise about a new plant they say would ruin their quiet town.


John Basler (WBZ-TV)

Trooper On Trial For Fatal Crash Breaks Down On The Stand

A suspended State Police trooper broke down on the stand Monday when recalling the September night in 2013 when he was involved in a crash that left a mother and daughter dead.


Joe Pecevich stood along Route 139 in Pembroke holding a Clinton sign and plastic knife (WBZ-TV)

Masked Man Holding Plastic Knife, Clinton Sign Arrested In Pembroke

A Donald Trump supporter was arrested while wearing a mask and holding a plastic knife.


These keepsakes from a  Quincy WWI soldier were returned to his family. (WBZ-TV)

Quincy Family Reunited With Grandfather’s World War I Dog Tags

William Munroe survived trench warfare in Europe during World War I, and now his keepsakes have been found.


Construction in Dartmouth confuses drivers and ties up traffic. (WBZ-TV)

Sheriff Calls Out Dartmouth Construction Project Tying Up Traffic

It’s no Big Dig but it is a massive road project.



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