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.

Rifle at Pullman Arms in Worcester (WBZ-TV)

Mass. AG Says Assault Weapons Ban Should Be Reinstated

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says it’s time to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban.

06/13/2016

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren marches in the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday. (WBZ-TV)

Warren Calls Trump ‘Racist’ And ‘Sexist’ Before Marching In Boston Pride Parade

Speaking at a Boston Pride worship service Saturday morning at the Old South Church in the city, Sen. Elizabeth Warren pulled no punches when it comes to attacking Donald Trump.

06/11/2016

Governor Charlie Baker greets drug court graduates in Quincy.  (WBZ)

Recovering Addicts Graduate From ABCD Ostiguy High School, An Added Step To Sobriety

Participants who graduated from Quincy’s drug court Friday are now one step closer to recovery from drug addiction.

06/10/2016

Justine Dymond. (WBZ)

Woman Given Breast Cancer Diagnosis Joins Local Coalition Focused On Prevention Awareness

When 46-year-old Justine Dymond heard those disturbing words she knew her life would never be the same again.

06/07/2016

Customers line up at Blaze Pizza in Cambridge. (WBZ-TV)

Blaze Pizza Opens In Cambridge

Blaze Pizza on Canal Street is a fast-causal concept with high-quality food.

06/04/2016

Joe Freddy Francois (WBZ-TV)

Victim Of Haiti Earthquake Named Valedictorian Of Boston School

Henderson K-12 Inclusion School senior Joe Freddy Francois knows how to pick up the pieces of a broken life and rebuild.

06/03/2016

Stephen McNulty and Karen Mott (WBZ-TV)

Framingham Nurse Who Adopted Patient’s Son Starts College Fund

A local nurse who spends her days helping patients extended that care even further. When a patient died, she adopted the woman’s son.

05/31/2016

Kathleen Garvey and Colin Emerson (WBZ-TV)

Wellesley Girl Accidentally Swallows Boutonniere Pin Before Prom

Kathleen Garvey accidentally swallowed a pin while trying to adjust her date’s boutonniere before the prom.

05/30/2016

Jerome Dunbar's windshield was damaged after debris fell off a truck on Rte. 24 (WBZ-TV)

Driver Thankful To Be Alive After Chock Block Hits Windshield On Route 24

Jerome Dunbar is thankful he’s alive after coming head-on with a chock block that came flying straight into his windshield.

05/30/2016

American flags at Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne. (WBZ-TV)

66,000 American Flags On Display At Bourne Cemetery For Memorial Day Weekend

The American flags adorn veterans’ graves at the Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne for Memorial Day weekend.

05/28/2016

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