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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Police officer's Taser (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Police Officers Using Tasers More Frequently

Law enforcement says it’s an effective way to subdue a subject, without using deadly force.


Each purple flag represents a drug overdoses in Acushnet in 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Purple Flags At Acushnet Fire Station Signify Drug Overdoses

Each small flag represents a drug overdose in Acushnet this year.


man hit by used hypodermic needle, man hit by used syringe, south boston,

Used Hypodermic Needle Thrown From Car Sticks South Boston Man

A South Boston man is having a sudden health scare after someone hit him with a used syringe.


The Boston Police Teen Academy. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Police Teen Academy Brings Kids, Officers Together

“I’m just here now. I’m here this year to show people that the police are not all bad,” said acdemy graduate David Bello, Jr.


Tony Depina (left) and Chuck Dwyer (middle) talk to WBZ-TV's Bill Shields. (WBZ-TV)

Eversource Workers Use CPR Training To Save Baby’s Life

Two Eversource workers helped save a baby’s life in Norfolk Wednesday because they knew CPR.


Lynette Slocum and Jeffrey Silva in court (WBZ-TV)

Taunton Couple Charged After Overdosing With Child In Car

Jeffrey Silva and Lynette Slocum overdosed on heroin Friday night with their two-year-old son in the backseat of the car.


Surveillance image of suspected thief James Stanzione. (Courtesy: Seekonk Police Department)

Seekonk Police Arrest Suspected Serial Thief After Four Break-Ins

Seekonk Police arrested James Stanzione of East Providence Monday after he allegedly broke into several homes.


A man wanted for an alleged assaulted in a Hingham movie theater bathroom. (Sketch Credit: Hingham Police Department)

Teenage Girl Assaulted Inside Bathroom Of Hingham Movie Theater

Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a teenage girl in the bathroom of a Hingham movie theater.


Rick Powers (WBZ-TV)

Bike With Sentimental Value Stolen From PMC Rider On Cape Cod

Rick Powers kept a picture of his dad on his bike that was stolen from his house on Cape Cod.


Tony Young suffered a heart attack in Duxbury. (WBZ-TV)

Duxbury Woman Helps Save Boyfriend’s Life With Phone Call After Heart Attack

A man is thanking EMTs, his girlfriend, and a very calm 911 operator for saving his life.




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