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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A brush fire. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Fire Officials Concerned About Brush Fires This Spring

It’s the start of the brush fire season in Massachusetts, but this year forestry officials are unusually worried.


Paramedics in Quincy rescued man who overdosed. (WBZ)

Paramedics Use 2 Doses Of Narcan To Revive Man In Quincy

A WBZ News team traveled with Brewster Ambulance paramedics in Quincy.


Olivia Smith (WBZ-TV)

‘My Life Was Worth More Than My Car,’ Says Nashua, NH Carjacking Victim

Police say 31-year-old Jonathan Calvin led police on a high-speed chase, but crashed on Route 3 in Nashua.


The City of Brockton officially recognized Dominic as a “Young Hero of Massachusetts." (WBZ)

Brockton 8-Year-Old Honored As ‘Young Hero’ After Saving Mother’s Life

Dominic Ginnetty is no ordinary 8-year old boy. After today, he’s officially a state hero.


Helicopter dropping pellets to kill mosquitoes in Norfolk County (WBZ-TV)

Norfolk County Begins Fight Against Mosquitoes

If you think it’s too early to be thinking about mosquitoes, think again.


Eva Leibbrandt receives Krystle Campbell Scholarship (WBZ-TV)

UMass Scholarship Winners Inspired By Krystle Campbell

Two college students have a new connection to a marathon bombing victim’s legacy of kindness.


Jamaica Plain (WBZ-TV)

Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Robbing Two Uber Drivers

Boston Police reported that two Uber drivers were robbed an hour apart and the crime may have been done by the same people.


Patrick Kent (WBZ-TV)

Recovery Coaches Available For Overdose Patients At 2 Local Hospitals

As soon as the patient has been stabilized, the “coach” is there to guide them to treatment.


Vehicle of Barnstable police officer's family.

Family Of Barnstable Police Officer Involved In Hit-And-Run

The family of a Barnstable Police Officer is lucky they weren’t seriously hurt after being hit by an alleged drunk driver Tuesday evening.


Medford Police Officer Jason Montalbano (WBZ-TV)

Medford Police Officer Placed On Leave After Controversial Social Media Post

The Medford police officer, who has been placed on leave after making some controversial social media posts, is speaking out.




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