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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A fire broke out at R.A. Ribb Clam Rake Company late Thursday night in Harwich. (WBZ-TV)

Cape Cod Family Business Destroyed By Fire

A fire destroyed the R.A. Ribb Clam Rake Company late Thursday night in Harwich.


Shark detector to be deployed off South Shore (WBZ-TV)

New Equipment Will Track South Shore Great White Sharks

Shark experts are very anxious to see just how many sharks return to our waters this summer.


Officer Ryan Cavicchi and Zar (Duxbury PD)

Duxbury Police K9 Gets Hero’s Farewell

There was a hero’s farewell Friday for a service dog that spent 11 of his 12 years working with the Duxbury Police.


Sarah Outen (WBZ-TV)

Adventurer Leaves Cape Cod On Final Leg Of Worldwide Journey

Sarah Outen is rowing from Cape Cod to England to complete a journey around the world.


Train surfing on the Orange Line (Image credit transit police)

Video Captures ‘Train Surfing’ On Orange Line

Transit police have arrested a Jamaica Plain teenager accused of “train surfing” and are warning the public that the stunt can be deadly.


Sarah Outen. (WBZ-TV)

British Adventurer Attempts To Row From Cape Cod To England

Sarah Outen is getting ready to row from Cape Cod to England.


Pete Sweeney (WBZ-TV)

Special Vest Shocks Life Back Into Rutland Man

Pete Sweeney was saved by a special defibrillator vest after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while watching a Bruins game.


Sgt. Henry Staines (Image from YouTube video)

Bystander Films Boston Police Officer Holding Toy Gun To Camera

The officer was caught on camera appearing to wave a gun in a bystander’s face.


For three straight Patriots Days someone has planted these flags in Sandwich. (WBZ-TV)

Mysterious Patriot Surprises Cape Neighborhood With American Flags

For the past three years on Patriots Day, someone has been surprising homeowners in a Sandwich neighborhood with American flags next to their mailboxes.


(Image Credit: United States Army)

Family And Friends Pay Final Respects To Cpl. John Dawson Of Northbridge

Cpl. John Dawson’s funeral took place in Upton on Monday.




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