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.

Spanish tall ship arrived in Boston Monday. (WBZ-TV)

Spanish Tall Ship Arrives At Boston Harbor, Open To Public Tuesday

The 88-year-old ship arrived at Boston Harbor on Monday in all of its glory.

06/15/2015

Several dirt bikes and motorcycles were confiscated in Dorchester on Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Bikes Creating Havoc In Boston Tunnel Memorial Day Weekend Confiscated

MassDOT cameras spotted dozens of motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs creating havoc in the Tip O’Neill Tunnel over the Memorial Day weekend.

05/29/2015

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Wilmington Father Pleads With School To Recognize Son At Graduation

The family of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury wants their son to be recognized at the Wilmington High School graduation.

05/26/2015

Boston police say two people were shot near this barber shop in Dorchester on Sunday. (WBZ-TV)

7-Year-Old Boy Shot In Dorchester While Riding Bike

Two people, including a 7-year-old boy, were shot in Dorchester Sunday afternoon, according to Boston Police.

05/24/2015

A child fell out a window and was found in the front lawn of this Brockton home. (WBZ-TV)

Brockton Boy Falls Out Second Floor Window

A child fell out a second story window of a home their parents were moving into on Friday night.

05/23/2015

Correctional Officer Dennis Laubner (Photo credit Essex County Sheriff)

Correctional Officer, Inmates Team Up To Save Heroin Overdose Victim’s Life

The correctional officer lost a son to heroin last year.

05/19/2015

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Couple Dead At Wakefield Apartment Complex In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police are investigating the death of a husband and wife at a Wakefield apartment complex in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide.

05/17/2015

MIT Sgt. Richard Sullivan and Officer Sean Collier's stepfather Joe Rogers. (WBZ-TV)

Tsarnaev Death Penalty Verdict ‘Another Door Closed’ For Collier Family

Speaking at a fundraiser in memory of fallen MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, family members said they do not want to talk about the decision to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, but they are glad this phase is over.

05/16/2015

Emily Gillis, who earned her degree from Suffolk University. (WBZ-TV)

Woman Overcomes Physical Challenges To Earn Suffolk University Law Degree

A 29-year-old with a form of cerebral palsy will receive her degree from Suffolk University Law School on Saturday.

05/12/2015

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Pre-Civil War Era Shipwreck Found At Nantasket Beach

The state’s underwater archaeologist has identified it as a pre-Civil War era cargo ship.

05/10/2015

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