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.

Shoppers ready for the storm. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Shoppers Stock Up On Supplies Ahead Of Major Snowstorm

Shoppers wasted little time making their way to grocery and home improvement stores ahead of the potentially historic snowstorm.

17 hours ago

Patriots merchandise flew off the shelves at Modell's in Medford following their AFC Championship win. (WBZ-TV)

Pats Merchandise Fly Off The Shelves At Modell’s In Medford

Fans waited outside Modell’s Sporting Goods in Medford to snag Pats gear following the AFC Championship game Sunday night.

01/19/2015

Julian Edelman's 'The Pass' t-shirt (Photo from Paul Burton/WBZ)

The Story Behind Edelman’s ‘The Pass’ T-Shirt

The Tom Brady to Julian Edelman to Danny Amendola touchdown pass is one of those plays Patriots fans will never forget.

01/12/2015

Kerry Krasinskas and Al Deshler (WBZ-TV)

Nurse To Donate Kidney To Shirley Firefighter

When he’s not putting out fires for the town of Shirley, Al Deshler is busy trying to save lives as a full-time paramedic for the city of Leominster.

01/09/2015

Surveillance video shows two people inside Red Hat Lounge after closing. (Photo credit: Red Hat Lounge)

Thieves Steal Thousands Of Dollars In Booze From Boston’s Red Hat Lounge

Police are searching for thieves who ransacked a Beacon Hill pub and stole thousands of dollars of booze early Sunday morning.

01/04/2015

Actor Chris Evans and Kenny Botting. (WBZ-TV)

‘Captain America’ Surprises Young Fan Battling Cancer In Boston

A nine-year-old got the surprise of a lifetime when Chris Evans, his favorite actor, visited him in Boston.

12/29/2014

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

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