Paul Burton

WBZ-TV's Paul Burton Paul Burton is a general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV News. Burton joined the stations as a participant in the “CBS News Development Program” and from WLNE-TV in Providence, where he worked as a general assignment reporter since the spring of 2003.

A true local reporter, Burton was born and raised in Framingham, MA along with brother Steve Burton.  He attended Northwestern University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Journalism.  Burton received a second Master’s degree as well as a Doctorate in Ministry degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Prior to becoming a journalist, Burton led a successful career as an athlete.  From 1994-1997 he was an ALL Big Ten punter at Northwestern, taking part of two Big Ten Championships, and playing in both the 1996 Rose Bowl in Pasedena, CA and 1997 Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.  Burton also spent time in the NFL as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

In addition to his career and studies, Burton is associate pastor at Tremont Temple Baptist Church.  Burton also serves as director of the Ron Burton Training Village, a youth sports camp founded by his father, Ron Burton, in 1985. Through the medium of sports Burton works with children ages 11 to 18 on how to succeed in life and succeed both on and off the field.

Hundreds participated in a polar plunge to honor Pete Frates. (WBZ-TV)

Hundreds Honor Pete Frates In Gloucester With ALS Polar Plunge

Saturday marked the third annual passion plunge in honor of 30-year-old Pete Frates who battles ALS.

12/27/2014

Kin Moy took cell phone video of State troopers while protesting. (WBZ-TV)

State Police Investigating Report Of Man Pepper Sprayed During Protests

State Police are looking into an incident recorded on cell phone video that shows a trooper using pepper spray on a protester in Boston.

12/07/2014

Protesters march through downtown Boston (WBZ-TV)

Protesters March Through Downtown Boston

Dozens of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday for another day of protests, this time through the streets of downtown Boston.

12/06/2014

A car smashed into a town sign and gas pump. (Photo credit: Braintree Fire Department)

Metal Sign Impales Car Windshield In Braintree, Narrowly Misses Driver

A driver narrowly escaped injury over the weekend after a metal sign post speared through the front windshield of her car.

11/24/2014

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley Applauds Obama’s Immigration Plan

Obama’s controversial plan has been met with mixed reviews, but among those who support the order is Boston’s own Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

11/22/2014

Students are changing the Twitter conversation in Brockton. (WBZ-TV)

Brockton Student Changes The Conversation On Twitter

Brockton High School students are tweeting about each other in a new and unusual way.

11/21/2014

Richard Laronde of Walpole hopes to achieve a childhood dream of going to space. (WBZ-TV)

Walpole Man Ready For ‘Childhood Dream’ With Trip To Space

A local man is on the wait list for a ticket into space on board the Virgin Galactic

11/18/2014

Jerry and Amy Pajotte (Photo credit: Paul Burton/WBZ)

Robert Kraft Gives Diehard Patriots Fans The Ultimate Wedding Gift

A Foxboro couple loves the Patriots so much they turned their wedding into Patriots Nation from her shoes to their wedding vows.

11/04/2014

Tucker (WBZ-TV)

Dog Stolen From Owner’s Office In Waltham

A Waltham resident’s seven year-old dog was stolen on Monday.

WBZ-TV–10/31/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in U.S. District Court, July 10, 2013. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Witness: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Knew Of Brother’s Role In Waltham Murders

In a late court filing Friday, lawyers for Tsarnaev say they want the government to share evidence and information about an unsolved triple murder in 2011.

10/11/2014

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