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.

Concord resident Peter Waters survived the Nepal Earthquake on April 25. (WBZ-TV)

Concord Man Survives Nepal Earthquake

A Concord man survived the Nepal earthquake that killed several thousand people in late April.

05/09/2015

Right Whales off coast of Massachusetts (WBZ-TV)

Endangered Whales Being Struck By Boats Off Cape Cod

Environmental Police are telling boaters to be careful and stay clear of any whales.

05/08/2015

Arthur Kamberis. (Photo credit: Paul Burton-WBZ-TV)

95-Year-Old WWII Veteran Fights Off Robber With Cane

An elderly World War II veteran fought off a robber who he says tried to take his wallet over the weekend.

05/04/2015

Boats at Quincy Bay. (WBZ-TV)

Training For The Worst: Drill Simulates Plane Crash In Quincy Bay

From the skies above and on water, rescuers raced to the scene of a simulated plane crash.

05/02/2015

Dylan Plasse's headshot. (WBZ-TV)

Flowers Stolen From Boy’s Grave At Abington Cemetery

Sue Plasse and her partner Michelle want their son’s grave to be left alone after someone stole several flowers they planted at an Abington cemetery this week.

04/25/2015

Jeff Glaser of Texas. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Marathon Runner Grateful After Stranger Returns Wedding Ring

Texas resident Jeff Glaser lost his wedding ring while running the Boston Marathon, and wants the person who returned it to know how grateful he is.

04/21/2015

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor To Launch Foundation

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott says her life is forever changed, but with that change she is determined to make a difference.

04/18/2015

Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)

Fans Pack Into Fenway Park Ahead Of Opening Day

Fans of all ages arrived the day before opening day at Fenway Park for a quick tour and to pick up some Red Sox gear.

04/12/2015

Officer Dic Donohue and bombings survivor Heather Abbott. (Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ)

American Red Cross Hosts ‘Watertown Strong’ Blood Drive

Officer Dic Donohue was in attendance at a blood drive being held in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings.

04/11/2015

Dana Stanley (Courtesy photo)

Northbridge Man Kills Rabid Fox That Bit Son

A rabid fox was killed after it bit a teenager in Northbridge over the weekend.

04/07/2015

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