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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.

Wicked Strong is ranked 4th going into the Kentucky Derby. (WBZ-TV)

Ipswich’s ‘Wicked Strong’ Ranked 4th Going Into Kentucky Derby

A week from Saturday, one horse with New England flair will run for the roses at the Kentucky Derby and raise money for the One Fund.

04/24/2014

Joe D’Arrigo ans his four daughters.

Father Running Boston Marathon With Four Daughters

For 71-year-old Joe D’Arrigo the Boston Marathon is a family legacy.

04/14/2014

(Photo from David Curran/ SatelliteNewsService.com)

Two Killed After Utility Truck Topples Over In Bourne

Two workers were killed when a bucket truck toppled over in Bourne on Saturday.

04/12/2014

Raymond Scott in his bed at South Shore Hospital. (WBZ-TV)

Rapper Says He’s Lucky To Be Alive After Route 3 Shooting

Raymond Scott, aka Benzino, was shot during his mother’s funeral procession in Duxbury.

03/31/2014

Wheels were stolen from this car in Framingham. (WBZ-TV)

Thieves Stripping Tires From Cars Along Route 9 In Framingham

Tires have been stolen off cars in large apartment complex parking lots along Route 9.

03/24/2014

Boston Masonic Building on Tremont Street. (WBZ-TV)

Man Charged With Attempting To Burn Down Masonic Lodge Faces Judge

Accused of attempting to burn down the Grand Lodge Masonic building in Boston, 31-year-old Kevin Jones of Dorchester faced a judge Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court.

03/18/2014

Joslyn Bailey on state police wanted poster.

Suspect In 1995 Milton Slaying Arrested In Pennsylvania

Two Milton brothers recall finding the body of Rolando Coxon behind their home on Christmas Day of 1995.

03/16/2014

The BPD's Gaelic Council marched with bagpipes and drums.

Negotiations Over Gay Marchers At Standstill On Eve Of Southie Parade

Mayor Marty Walsh was hopeful an agreement could be reached to allow gay veterans in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade.

03/16/2014

Richard Hiort took the wheel of an MBTA bus when the driver had a seizure. (WBZ-TV)

Passenger Takes Control Of Bus When MBTA Driver Had Seizure

A passenger jumped in to control an MBTA bus when the driver suffered a seizure.

03/14/2014

Amanda O’Malley (Family photo)

Worcester Dad Talks About Hit-And-Run Driver Who Left Daughter Seriously Injured

Amanda O’Malley was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking the family dog.

03/02/2014

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