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.

New Hampshire State Rep. Carolyn Halstead. (WBZ-TV)

NH Lawmaker Drops Loaded Gun On Floor Near Children At Hearing

Although the gun was loaded, State Rep. Carolyn Halstead says she had all of her safety features on so the gun would not have gone off.

01/13/2017

Denna Laing was a special guest at Fenway Park on January 10. (WBZ-TV)

Denna Laing Drops Ceremonial Puck At Frozen Fenway

As the Frozen Fenway continued at historic Fenway Park on Tuesday, Denna Laing took center ice.

01/10/2017

Thomas Reardon was badly injured in a car accident (WBZ-TV)

Boy Who Needed Complex Surgery After Car Crash Saved By ‘Christmas Miracle’

Thomas Reardon of Rutland is thankful to be alive after a horrific car accident on Christmas Eve with his brother and father.

01/03/2017

Replica medals (WBZ-TV)

Probation Officer Replaces WWII Veteran’s Stolen Medals

Four priceless war medals were stolen from a veteran before his death.

01/02/2017

A family was injured escaping a fire on West Street in Brockton (WBZ-TV)

Family Escapes Fire In Brockton Home

A mother and two young children escaped before a home went up in flames.

12/27/2016

Modell's Sporting Goods gave Dashawn Borden a gift card to Christmas shop for his family. (WBZ-TV)

Dorchester Teen Becomes Santa For His Family Thanks To Gift Card Present

Christmas this year for Dashawn Borden is going to be very different.

12/20/2016

Workers honor their colleagues who have died. (WBZ-TV)

Vigil Honors Those Who Died In Workplace Accidents

A vigil aimed to highlight workplace deaths and the need for change.

12/20/2016

Police said a woman reported that she was attacked on the Milford Upper Charles Trail last week. (WBZ-TV)

Police: Woman Attacked On Milford Bike Trail

Police are investigating an assault after a woman says she was attacked by a man while walking along a very popular bike trail in Milford.

12/18/2016

Residents across the Boston area bundled up as temperatures plummeted Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Cold Weather Sweeps City As Shelters Fill And Residents Hustle To Warmer Temperatures

Temperatures dropped Friday affecting the young, old, and everyone in between.

12/16/2016

Eva Gambon, who is dancing in this year's Boston Ballet's version of "The Nutcracker." (WBZ-TV)

Young Dancer Full Of Heart, Despite Missing Half Of Hers

Eva Gambon is only nine years old, but she has a lot of heart, even though she was born with only half a one.

12/11/2016

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