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.

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Lenny Strachman (WBZ-TV)

Easton Man Searches For Nurse Who Helped Him After Serious Crash

An 80-year-old man is trying to find the nurse who rushed to his side in his moment of need.


One of the upside down Prime Auto Group billboards. (WBZ-TV)

Upside-Down Billboards Along Highways Turn Heads

A new advertising campaign has motorists around Boston turning their heads.


Colin Dahlen (WBZ-TV)

Woman Allegedly Raped By Kingston Martial Arts Instructor Breaks Her Silence

A woman is breaking her silence decades after she was allegedly raped by her martial arts instructor.


An oyster. (WBZ-TV)

Duxbury-Area Oyster Beds Shut Down Due To Bacteria

The health department stepped in after at least five people got sick because of a naturally-occurring bacteria called vibrio.


The shark appeared to be sick when it beached itself. (Image Credit: Jack Cohen Photography)

Shark Expert Investigates Stranding Of Great White On Cape Cod Beach

Dozens of beachgoers tried to save a stranded shark over the weekend. The state’s leading shark expert is trying to figure out what happened to the great white.


Canton Police officer Tim Taylor (WBZ-TV)

The Growing Pressure Of Patrolling The Streets

Canton Police officers say the job is much different these days.


Police officer's Taser (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Police Officers Using Tasers More Frequently

Law enforcement says it’s an effective way to subdue a subject, without using deadly force.


Each purple flag represents a drug overdoses in Acushnet in 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Purple Flags At Acushnet Fire Station Signify Drug Overdoses

Each small flag represents a drug overdose in Acushnet this year.


man hit by used hypodermic needle, man hit by used syringe, south boston,

Used Hypodermic Needle Thrown From Car Sticks South Boston Man

A South Boston man is having a sudden health scare after someone hit him with a used syringe.


The Boston Police Teen Academy. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Police Teen Academy Brings Kids, Officers Together

“I’m just here now. I’m here this year to show people that the police are not all bad,” said acdemy graduate David Bello, Jr.




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