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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These keepsakes from a  Quincy WWI soldier were returned to his family. (WBZ-TV)

Quincy Family Reunited With Grandfather’s World War I Dog Tags

William Munroe survived trench warfare in Europe during World War I, and now his keepsakes have been found.


Construction in Dartmouth confuses drivers and ties up traffic. (WBZ-TV)

Sheriff Calls Out Dartmouth Construction Project Tying Up Traffic

It’s no Big Dig but it is a massive road project.


A rampage in Taunton was ended by Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy James Creed. (WBZ-TV)

Sheriff’s Deputy Who Ended Deadly Taunton Rampage Downplays Heroics

Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy James Creed spoke exclusively with WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields for the first time since he shot the man who killed two people during a violent rampage in Taunton.


Judge Rotenberg Center home in Norton (WBZ-TV)

Man Charged With Assaulting Students At Judge Rotenberg Center Home

A man is charged with assaulting students with special needs at a school in Norton.


Surveillance video shows Amazon driver on Hopedale lawn (WBZ-TV)

Video Shows Amazon Driver Turning Around On Homeowner’s Lawn

A homeowner’s surveillance camera captured an Amazon delivery driver damaging his lawn.


A front yard in Haverhill  holds more than 300 square feet of Trump signs. (WBZ)

Resident Facing Fines For Too Many Trump Signs

A Trump supporter in Haverhill is facing stiff fines for having too many signs in his front yard. But Rick Early is standing his ground, literally.


The black and blue flag on the Route 6 overpass.(WBZ-TV)

Police Say Plymouth Man Took Down Highway Flags Honoring Officers

A Plymouth man has been arrested in connection with the theft of flags from bridges spanning the Mid-Cape Highway.


A truck stuck under the East Street railroad bridge in Westwood. (Image Credit: Westwood Police)

Westwood Officials Eagerly Await Fix At ‘Can Opener’ Bridge

The East Street railroad bridge claimed another too-tall truck, a regular occurrence as trucks frequently get stuck or have their roofs ripped off.


Chris Wehner (WBZ-TV)

Man Allegedly Stole Thousands From Women He Met On Dating Sites

Police believe the man may have stolen from at least eight women and their families.


Jeff Crispo. (WBZ-TV)

Quincy Father, Son Detain Man Attempting To Break Into Their Car

A father and his 27-year-old son stopped a man trying to carjack the son’s car at his home in Quincy.




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