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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Sun (WBZ-TV)

Owner Charged After Dog Dies In Hot Brockton Van

The owner is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving his French bulldog in a hot van where it died Thursday in Brockton.


Roseymary Heath prepares to release a dove in her husband's memory. (WBZ-TV)

New Bedford School Honors Teacher Killed In Taunton Rampage

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School honored George Heath, who was stabbed and killed inside a Taunton restaurant.


Wakefield playground (WBZ-TV)

Police Investigate Man Taking Photos Of Children In Wakefield

A man taking pictures of children in Wakefield is making people nervous and uncomfortable.


Patricia Slavin (WBZ-TV)

Victim Of Taunton Rampage Remembered As ‘Angel On Earth’ At Funeral

Patricia Slavin was killed during a rampage in Taunton.


A-Plus Waste and Recycling in Middleboro (WBZ-TV)

Middleboro Residents Say Smell From Recycling Center Is Making Them Sick

People in Middleboro say a nearby recycling center smells so bad they’re getting sick in their own yards.


Walpole Police officer during active shooter drill in Norfolk County Agricultural High School (WBZ-TV)

Teachers Face ‘Active Shooter’ During Drill In Walpole

Teachers had just seconds to react during a drill at Norfolk County Agricultural High School.


Students at Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury (WBZ-TV)

Students At Roxbury School Hope For Visit From President Obama

A school for underprivileged kids in Roxbury is reaching for the top, hoping the president will join in their celebration of good role models.


A heroin needle in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Health Care For The Homeless Opens Safe Room For Heroin Users

A conference room in Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless has turned into a critical care unit for individuals who have shot heroin.


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.




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