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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The Gailey family returns home. (WBZ-TV)

Family Injured In Quincy Restaurant Crash Returns Home To San Diego

Three weeks after a car crashed into a Quincy restaurant, the injured family travels back to their home in San Diego.


Underwater turbine tested at Mass. Maritime Academy (WBZ-TV)

Scientists At Mass. Maritime Find Success With Underwater Turbine

Scientists have found success with a new underwater turbine that could revolutionize how we get power.


Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven (WBZ-TV)

Caretaker Says ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Are Damaging Historic Fort Phoenix

Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven dates back to the Revolutionary War, but in the past three weeks, most of the visitors to the site haven’t even looked at the bronze plaques or historic markers.


Joe Hingston. (WBZ-TV)

Owner Accuses Lynn Dogsitter Of Leaving Dog Laying In Its Own Waste

A Lynn dogsitter has been ordered to go before a judge, and will be charged with animal cruelty and larceny.


Narcan (WBZ-TV)

New Narcan Works Faster To Stop Overdose

With opioid overdoses continuing to increase in Massachusetts, first responders are always looking for ways to save lives.


This was the second fire at the home on Clearview Ave. since May. (WBZ-TV)

Somerset Family Endures 2 House Fires In Less Than 3 Months

For the second time since May, a fire has ruined a family’s home in Somerset.


Harold Rolfe's Purple Heart presented to his great-niece Stacy Rolfe (WBZ-TV)

Lost Purple Heart Returned To Canton Family

A Florida couple stumbled upon Harold Rolfe’s Purple Heart medal in a shed.


Ticks (WBZ-TV)

Ticks Carrying Powassan Virus Found On Cape Cod

If Powassan virus is passed on to humans, it can have devastating effects.


Scott Cipolla and Sherry Allen (WBZ-TV)

Harwich Couple Safe After Falling Off Boat Mile From Shore

A Harwich couple is lucky to be alive after falling into the ocean and losing their boat about a mile south of Harwichport.


Westport Animal Control respond to alleged animal abuse at farm. (WBZ-TV)

Hundreds Of Animals Rescued From Deplorable Conditions At Westport Farm

In day two of an investigation into animal abuse in Westport, investigators have found a 70-acre site in the woods where several hundred animals were kept in nightmarish conditions.




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