Bill Shields

420x316 grad shields1 Bill ShieldsBill 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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WWII veteran Bob Noble of Quincy (WBZ-TV)

Quincy WWII Veteran To Lay Wreath At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

A Quincy veteran has been selected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for National POW Day.


A Middleboro man was reunited with his missing wedding ring. (WBZ-TV)

Melting Snow Uncovers Middleboro Tree Cutter’s Missing Wedding Ring

Tree trimmer Tim Abdow lost his ring during a February storm and was just recently reunited with it.


Michael Wynn (WBZ-TV)

Sex Offender Accused Of Trying To Lure Cohasset Girl Into Car

A 44-year-old Level 2 Sex Offender is being held without bail thanks to the sharp eye of a 10-year-old Cohasset girl.


Police on scene after a device was found inside a Milton home. (WBZ-TV)

Milton Police Searching For Person Who Rigged Home With Incendiary Device

Milton police are still searching for the person who apparently rigged up an incendiary device in a house on Craig Street.


Jamie Hemple (Photo credit Orleans police)

Orleans Man Charged In Ax Attack, Home Invasion

A man armed with an ax and knife assaulted three people inside a home in Orleans on Monday, sending one woman to the hospital.


Liam Fitzgerald. (WBZ-TV)

Beloved Fist-Bumping Bruins Fan In Running For Cancer Group’s ‘Man Of The Year’

Little Liam Fitzgerald, who is arguably one of the most beloved and popular Bruins fans, is looking to add another title to his name: Man of the Year.


Post-It notes found on Ipswich Middle School lockers (WBZ-TV)

Anonymous Notes Spread Positivity At Ipswich Middle School

Someone came into school early and made all 149 eighth graders feel special with a simple message.


Snow in Weymouth yard (WBZ-TV)

Commuter Rail Contractor Leaves Mountain Of Snow In Weymouth Yard

Workers have been busy digging out the MBTA and Commuter Rail, but one family says the dig out is happening at their expense.


Sidney Thomas jewelry store inside Chestnut Hill Mall. (WBZ-TV)

Thieves Smash Display Case, Steal Rolex Watches At Chestnut Hill Mall

Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry was stolen from a Newton store on Monday.


Michael Doherty (WBZ)

Boston Police Officer Released On Bail In Alleged Uber Attack

A longtime Boston police officer is accused of attacking an Uber driver over the weekend.