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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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.


Two men were rescued from Lake Nippenicket in Bridgewater (WBZ-TV)

Man Rescues Two Boaters From Bridgewater Lake

Two young men are lucky to be alive after falling into the frosty water of Lake Nippenicket.


A West Bridgewater police officer pulls a driver over for texting while driving. (WBZ-TV)

West Bridgewater Police Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

West Bridgewater police pulled over drivers to remind them of the laws against texting while driving.


A DCR worker paints over graffiti at Fort Revere Park in Hull on Monday. (WBZ-TV)

Cleanup Effort Begins At Vandalized Fort Revere Park In Hull

State workers began cleaning graffiti off of historic Fort Revere Park Monday in Hull after it was vandalized over the weekend.


Ian Beagan (WBZ-TV)

Afghanistan Vet Ordered To Get Counseling After Wellesley Road Rage Incident

A 25-year-old veteran has been ordered into counseling at a VA hospital after he allegedly waved a handgun at another motorist during a road rage incident.


Kaleigh Kenyon and Thomas Gunning were killed by falling tree limbs after a storm in Canton (WBZ-TV)

Canton Residents Decorate Town With Ribbons To Honor Storm Victims

After a snowstorm led to two shocking deaths last Friday, volunteers in Canton found a colorful way to pay tribute to both victims.


A priest distributes ashes on Boston Common (WBZ-TV)

Archdiocese Helps Catholic Commuters Keep The Faith On Ash Wednesday

The Archdiocese of Boston fully recognizes how busy people are and that some may not be able to attend mass. So, they brought the ashes to the parishioners.


Retired US Coast Guardsman Melvin Gouthro (WBZ-TV)

Retired Coast Guardsman Recalls Daring Rescue Off Cape Cod In ‘The Finest Hours’

The US Coast Guard sent four young men into the teeth of a winter storm in a 36-foot wooden boat to rescue nearly three dozen stranded crew members in February 1952.


Basement of Home Cafe in Brockton flooded after water main break (WBZ-TV)

Water Main Break Forces Popular Brockton Restaurant To Close

Eight years ago, a ruptured water main on North Main Street flooded the Home Cafe. Now, it’s happened again.


Patriots fan Jo Guenard (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Thank 99-Year-Old Fan For Her Loyalty

A 99-year-old Patriots fan has stuck with the team through the highs and the lows.




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