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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev previously appearing in Boston federal court. (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

Edward King, 41, of Braintree. (WBZ)

Man Charged With Killing Braintree Bicyclist Has Extensive Driving Record

Edward King of Braintree is charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs after striking and killing William Donovan.

10/10/2014

Jaimie Cates and her father David, Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Paul Burton - WBZ-TV)

Kimberly Cates’ Family ‘Makes Something Positive’ On 5th Anniversary Of Murder

More than 100 golfers took part in the Kimberly Cates Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament Friday at the Amherst Country Club.

10/03/2014

Gavin Gill tackled to players when he got the chance to suit up. (WBZ)

Young Hanover Football Player Makes Dream Tackle Despite Rare Disease

A young Hanover resident got the opportunity he’s always wanted, getting to make a tackle during a youth football game.

09/26/2014

Sal's and EJ gas stations are locked in gas war. (WBZ-TV)

Holbrook Gas Stations Locked In Price War

Two gas stations have been lowering their prices for weeks to try and beat the other.

09/23/2014

Northboro's St. Rose of Lima Church, the scene for the funeral of Spc. Brian Arsenault. (Ben Parker/WBZ)

Northboro Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Laid To Rest

Dozens of Northboro residents lined the streets Tuesday to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan, while friends and family attended a service honoring his life.

09/16/2014

Floors buckle at the Hadley Elementary School in Swampscott (WBZ-TV)

Walls Crumbling At Swampscott Elementary School

School officials say the Hadley Elementary School is falling apart.

09/15/2014

Waltham police are investigating a home invasion at this house on Bedford Street. (Photo by Ryan Grannan-Doll)

Waltham Police Probe Home Invasion By Pair Posing As FBI

In the fight, David was able to get a clear description of one of the suspects.

09/14/2014

Joseph B. Hennessey. (Arlington Police Department photo)

DPW Worker Charged With Filming Women In Arlington Cafe Bathroom

Joseph B. Hennessey allegedly set up a camera in the women’s room and was streaming footage to a device inside a local cafe.

09/13/2014

Jose Santiago (WBZ-TV)

Man With Special Needs Left Alone After Field Trip To Methuen Park

Jose Santiago has cerebral palsy and is legally blind, so when he was left alone by his special needs program earlier this week he was frightened.

09/05/2014

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