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.

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

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.”

01/16/2017

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.

01/13/2017

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.

01/11/2017

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.

12/29/2016

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.

12/13/2016

Investigators taped off Haskell's home. (WBZ-TV)

Georgetown Residents Curious As FBI Investigation Continues

Police and FBI agents continue searching a deceased man’s Georgetown home.

12/12/2016

Braintree HS students learn lifesaving techniques (WBZ-TV)

Braintree High School Students Train As First Responders

Paramedics from South Shore Hospital are teaching students what to do in an emergency situation.

12/06/2016

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.

12/05/2016

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.

11/30/2016

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.

11/28/2016

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