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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Beachgoers On Alert After Shark Attack Off Cape Cod

There was not a lot of swimming at Nauset Beach Tuesday and the warning signs were out after a shark attacked a seal just yards offshore.


Cape Cod Lifeguard Reunites With Baby He Rescued On Beach

A 19-year-old lifeguard from Craigville Beach is being hailed as a hero, after saving the life of a 14-month-old boy.


Teenager Bitten By Monkey At Brockton Fair Petting Zoo

A Bridgewater family got some very welcome news Thursday, after an excruciating wait for answers.


‘Multi-Layered’ Security Plan In Place For 4th Of July In Boston

The 4th of July is a huge part of the very fabric of Boston, but it’s also a monstrous security headache.


Selectmen Opt Not To Renew Lease Of Longtime Plymouth Resident

After years of not paying his taxes, 61-year-old John Scagliarini will not be allowed to renew his lease on Long Beach.


Pig Overfed, Owner Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

Maybelle the potbellied pig came to the Animal Rescue League of Boston weighing 196 pounds, almost double what she should weigh.


Cheering Crowd Greets 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient’s Return From Treatment In London

Six-year-old Devin Suau stepped off the flight from London today, and was greeted by an enthusiastic and cheering crowd.


Dozens Charged With Animal Abuse At Westport Farm

Dozens of people are being held responsible for the largest animal cruelty case in New England.


At Brockton Remembrance, One Soldier Was Missing

Throughout the years, several hundred Brockton men and women have given their lives in defense of our country. But one soldier was missing–22-year-old Army Ranger Etienne Murphy.


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Convicted arsonist David Taber is in handcuffs once again. This time he’s accused of beating his 88-year-old father.




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