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.
On Monday, in honor of Celeste Corcoran, a “Boston Strong Celestathon” took place throughout the city of Boston to help raise money for the Corcoran family.
One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg says right now there is just not enough money to go around to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
As the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings suspects continues, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s window, Katherine Russell, is under intense pressure, with investigators trying to learn what she knew about the chain of events leading up the attack.
First responders and a small group of students were honored at Northeastern’s graduation on Friday.
Security cameras captured a crook stealing items, including a $400 grill right off the porch of a second hand store.
Businesses large and small have reacted to the Boston Marathon bombings, but for the owner of Bagel Land in Winchester, this is personal, very personal.
With less than two days to go to the primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, all five candidates are shaking hands and holding rallies across the state.
Through song, dance and music, the people of Boston are coming together this weekend to heal and honor those greatly impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Hundreds of family and friends packed a church in Medford, Mass., for the funeral of a Boston Marathon bombing victim, while dozens more waited outside after being turned away.
Sunday morning was bright and sunny, and music filled St. James Apostolic Church in Watertown. But the sanctuary was filled with people with heavy hearts.
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