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.

Jacob Rosottti and Rachel Sullivan look out over Attleboro pond after ice rescue (WBZ-TV)

Teens Thankful To Be Alive After Falling Into Icy Attleboro Pond

Two teens have an important message to share after they fell through the ice in Attleboro.

18 hours ago

Children join hands at Soccer Without Borders in East Boston (WBZ)

‘Soccer Without Borders’ Helps Refugee Children Feel At Home In Boston

Inside a small gym in East Boston, big dreams and special bonds are being formed through a game and program called Soccer Without Borders.

02/18/2017

Jacoby Garber (WBZ-TV)

Bedford Boy Honored For Saving Family From Fire

A 9-year-old boy took the lessons he learned in the classroom and put them into action when his house caught fire.

02/17/2017

Janet Lee picked up two new shovels before Sunday's storm . (WBZ-TV)

Snow Fatigue Sets In Fast For Some

Janet Lee bought herself some new shovels this weekend. She says snow fatigue has officially set in.

02/11/2017

Patriots fan Caitlyn Donnelly kisses Lombardi Trophy at Patriot Place (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Fans Get Close Look At Super Bowl Trophy

This weekend, the team’s fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy is on display at the Hall at Patriot Place.

02/10/2017

Patriots fans outside Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Pats Fans Rally Once More In Foxboro

There was even a petting zoo with live goats in honor of The GOAT, Tom Brady.

02/03/2017

Jeremy Smallwood of Beverly is going to Super Bowl LI. (WBZ-TV)

Pats Fan Battling Cancer On His Way To Super Bowl

Jeremy Smallwood and his wife Amanda recently entered and won the 3rd annual Lung Cancer Super Bowl Challenge.

01/31/2017

Patriots fan Peter Varjabedian shows off some of his team memorabilia. (WBZ-TV)

Airlines Add Flights To Houston For Super Bowl LI

The Patriots are on their way to the Super Bowl, which means it’s time for fans to start booking flights quickly.

01/23/2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service sign. (WBZ-TV)

STEM-Themed MLK Day Of Service At Boston Latin

It’s a community coming together in honor of the civil rights leader who epitomized unity, justice and service.

01/16/2017

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to a huge crowd at a Faneuil Hall rally in support of the Affordable Care Act. (WBZ-TV)

Warren, Walsh Hold Rally For Obamacare At Faneuil Hall

Led by Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, hundreds packed Faneuil Hall’s Sam Adams Park Sunday afternoon to voice their support for Obamacare–and their disdain for President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to repeal and replace it.

01/15/2017

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