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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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.


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.




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