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.

An excavator with a jackhammer clears rock on Rt. 128 in Needham (WBZ-TV)

Needham Neighborhood Frustrated After Months Of Jack-Hammering

A massive jackhammer has been chipping away at a rock outcropping since February.

06/02/2016

A massive copper beech tree fell onto a Newton home (WBZ-TV)

Massive Tree Falls On Newton Home

A massive 191-year-old copper beech tree suddenly split Tuesday, and fell on a home in Newton.

05/31/2016

Sun (WBZ-TV)

Owner Charged After Dog Dies In Hot Brockton Van

The owner is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving his French bulldog in a hot van where it died Thursday in Brockton.

05/27/2016

Roseymary Heath prepares to release a dove in her husband's memory. (WBZ-TV)

New Bedford School Honors Teacher Killed In Taunton Rampage

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School honored George Heath, who was stabbed and killed inside a Taunton restaurant.

05/25/2016

Wakefield playground (WBZ-TV)

Police Investigate Man Taking Photos Of Children In Wakefield

A man taking pictures of children in Wakefield is making people nervous and uncomfortable.

05/20/2016

Patricia Slavin (WBZ-TV)

Victim Of Taunton Rampage Remembered As ‘Angel On Earth’ At Funeral

Patricia Slavin was killed during a rampage in Taunton.

05/18/2016

A-Plus Waste and Recycling in Middleboro (WBZ-TV)

Middleboro Residents Say Smell From Recycling Center Is Making Them Sick

People in Middleboro say a nearby recycling center smells so bad they’re getting sick in their own yards.

05/09/2016

Walpole Police officer during active shooter drill in Norfolk County Agricultural High School (WBZ-TV)

Teachers Face ‘Active Shooter’ During Drill In Walpole

Teachers had just seconds to react during a drill at Norfolk County Agricultural High School.

05/03/2016

Students at Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury (WBZ-TV)

Students At Roxbury School Hope For Visit From President Obama

A school for underprivileged kids in Roxbury is reaching for the top, hoping the president will join in their celebration of good role models.

04/28/2016

A heroin needle in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Health Care For The Homeless Opens Safe Room For Heroin Users

A conference room in Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless has turned into a critical care unit for individuals who have shot heroin.

04/26/2016

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