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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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Narcan (WBZ-TV)

New Narcan Works Faster To Stop Overdose

With opioid overdoses continuing to increase in Massachusetts, first responders are always looking for ways to save lives.


This was the second fire at the home on Clearview Ave. since May. (WBZ-TV)

Somerset Family Endures 2 House Fires In Less Than 3 Months

For the second time since May, a fire has ruined a family’s home in Somerset.


Harold Rolfe's Purple Heart presented to his great-niece Stacy Rolfe (WBZ-TV)

Lost Purple Heart Returned To Canton Family

A Florida couple stumbled upon Harold Rolfe’s Purple Heart medal in a shed.


Ticks (WBZ-TV)

Ticks Carrying Powassan Virus Found On Cape Cod

If Powassan virus is passed on to humans, it can have devastating effects.


Scott Cipolla and Sherry Allen (WBZ-TV)

Harwich Couple Safe After Falling Off Boat Mile From Shore

A Harwich couple is lucky to be alive after falling into the ocean and losing their boat about a mile south of Harwichport.


Westport Animal Control respond to alleged animal abuse at farm. (WBZ-TV)

Hundreds Of Animals Rescued From Deplorable Conditions At Westport Farm

In day two of an investigation into animal abuse in Westport, investigators have found a 70-acre site in the woods where several hundred animals were kept in nightmarish conditions.


Mario Oliveira. (WBZ)

Somerville Officer Wounded In 2010 Shootout Reflects On Dallas: ‘Violence Is The Last Thing A Cop Wants’

Mario Oliveira’s stomach turned to knots this morning when he heard that five Dallas police officers had been shot an killed.


Sharktivity app (WBZ-TV)

New App Helps Public Track, Report Sharks Off Cape Cod

More people are coming to Cape Cod to see great white sharks.


July 4th celebration on the Esplanade (WBZ-TV)

Police: No Known Threats Ahead Of Boston’s July 4th Celebration

With thousands set to pack the Esplanade to celebrate America’s birthday, police are confident with their plans to keep everyone safe.



Seeing Double, Again? Third Generation Of Twins To Be Born Into Plymouth Family

There will be three generations of identical twins in the Christopher family.




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