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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Mario Oliveira. (WBZ)

Somerville Officer Wounded In 2010 Shootout Reflects On Dallas: ‘Violence Is The Last Thing A Cop Wants’

Mario Oliveira’s stomach turned to knots this morning when he heard that five Dallas police officers had been shot an killed.


Sharktivity app (WBZ-TV)

New App Helps Public Track, Report Sharks Off Cape Cod

More people are coming to Cape Cod to see great white sharks.


July 4th celebration on the Esplanade (WBZ-TV)

Police: No Known Threats Ahead Of Boston’s July 4th Celebration

With thousands set to pack the Esplanade to celebrate America’s birthday, police are confident with their plans to keep everyone safe.



Seeing Double, Again? Third Generation Of Twins To Be Born Into Plymouth Family

There will be three generations of identical twins in the Christopher family.


Caterpillar (WBZ-TV)

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Causing Fire Concern Across New England

Gypsy moth caterpillars and winter moth caterpillars are devouring hardwood leaves across New England.


Dave and Meaghan Brain at Mass. Maritime Academy (WBZ-TV)

Father-Daughter Duo Make History At Mass. Maritime Academy

Meaghan and Dave Brain are the first father-daughter duo to attend Mass Maritime Academy together.


Mike Carfagna. (WBZ-TV)

Weymouth Man Hit By Accused Drunk Driver Struggles To Recover From Massive Injuries

The Weymouth man who was run down by an accused drunk driver in February has struggled to recover from a long list of brutal injuries.


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.


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.


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.




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