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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.

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

Whitey Bulger Trial Evidence, presented in court: June 12, 2013.

Honest Detectives Played Key Role In Bringing Bulger To Justice

We all know now how some corrupt FBI agents protected, and enabled, Whitey Bulger. But there were many good, honest cops trying to build a case against the killer.

08/13/2013

Phillip Vasialka (Photo from Randolph PD)

Police: Randolph Man Attacked After Road Rage Incident

A Randolph man will undergo extensive surgery Wednesday, after a road rage incident left him in Beth Israel Hospital.

08/06/2013

Minot's Light off Cohasset Harbor. (WBZ-TV photo)

Baby Among 15 People Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Cohasset

An entire family, including many children, escaped from a boat that was quickly sinking this weekend.

08/05/2013

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