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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.

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

Joanne McNealy

Elderly Woman Rescued By Strangers After Suffering Serious Fall In South Boston

Not much stops 84-year-old Joanne McNealy of South Boston. But a couple of days ago, as she was walking home from the market, she slipped and fell, hitting her head on the concrete.

09/27/2013

South Shore residents subject to higher flood insurance. (WBZ-TV)

South Shore Residents Consider Moving After Floodplain Changes

Because of Hurricane Sandy, FEMA is redrawing the floodplain maps up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

09/05/2013

Prince Spaghetti is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a new commercial. (WBZ-TV)

Boston-Born Prince Spaghetti Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Boston’s North End is many things to many people but for some, it’s a classic commercial reminding you that Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti night.

09/04/2013

Tanya Singleton in Fall River Superior Court, Aug. 23, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Aaron Hernandez’s Cousin Held Without Bail On Contempt Charge

A cousin of Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Friday to a contempt charge for allegedly refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez.

08/23/2013

Janet Dignan. (Photo courtesy: McDonald Keohane Funeral Home)

Elderly Weymouth Woman Dies Of EEE

The EEE virus has claimed the life of an 85-year-old Weymouth woman.

08/21/2013

Greg Reynolds of The Wounded Warriors softball team at Fenway Park . (WBZ-TV photo)

Wounded Warriors, First Responders Raise Money For One Fund At Fenway

A team of Boston first responders faced the Wounded Warriors softball team, a group of young men who served their country, and paid the price with an arm or a leg.

08/19/2013

State Police crime scene van near Spot Pond in Stoneham. (WBZ-TV)

Hole Found Near Spot Pond In Stoneham Deemed “Not Suspicious”

Authorities were investigating a large hole near Spot Pond late Thursday.

08/15/2013

Palmer Island Lighthouse (WBZ-TV)

New Bedford Dredging Project Has Locals Fearing For Lighthouse

Since 1849, the Palmer Island lighthouse has been a beacon for mariners entering and leaving New Bedford Harbor.

08/14/2013

The clear bag that Patriots fans will be allowed to bring in to Gillette Stadium as part of the NFL's new Stadium Bag Policy. (Photo from Bob Socci's Twitter: @BobSocci)

Clear Bag Policy Hits Gillette For Patriots Games

Friday night will not only be the Patriots first game of the 2013 pre-season at Gillette Stadium, it will also be the first game with the new NFL stadium bag policy in effect.

08/14/2013

Matt Brown was told he cannot participate in the New York City Marathon. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Matt Brown, Running Partner Not Allowed To Compete In NYC Marathon

The organizers say the only people allowed in the marathon are those who can “race under their own propulsion.”

08/13/2013

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