Paul Burton

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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.

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A thief stole a cancer patient’s car, wallet and much-needed wheelchair.

09/29/2017

Debate Over NFL Protests Extends To High School Locker Rooms

Natick High School football captains shared their thoughts and feelings about the national anthem protests and President Donald Trump’s repeated comments that players who disrespect the flag should be fired.

09/25/2017

New Boston Public Schools Ad Campaign Has Mistakes

Boston Public Schools is trying to beef up their student attendance rate. The embarrassing problem is that some of the ads have mistakes.

09/22/2017

Attleboro Mayoral Candidate Attacked By Dogs On Campaign Trail

A candidate for Attleboro mayor is running into trouble on the campaign trail. He’s been attacked by dogs over and over while knocking on doors to win votes.

09/19/2017

Hudson Teen Handcycles East Coast To Raise Adaptive Sports Awareness

Owen Anketell is a firm believer that there are no limitations in life.

09/04/2017

Teen Gets To Be Patriots Photographer For A Day

Meghan’s mother reached out to the New England Patriots to help lift her daughter’s spirits as she dealt with a heart condition.

08/29/2017

Beverly Police, Frates Family Host Ice Bucket Challenge

In honor of the bill and to help raise awareness, dozens of police, EMTs, and firefighters came to Lynch Park to do the challenge with the Frates family.

08/27/2017

Brockton Woman Attacked By 2 Dogs In Backyard

A woman is terribly shaken up after she said she was attacked by her neighbor’s two dogs.

08/14/2017

Duxbury Mom Battling Cancer Challenges Others To Help Her Live Longer

Just six weeks after her son was born this 36 year-old mother of three children has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called ocular melanoma.

07/31/2017

Sudbury Homeowners Fight Eversource Power Line Plan

Families are being told their homes are unsellable because of an Eversource plan to put power lines right behind their property.

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