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.

Mathew Boule. (GoFundMe Photo)

Ceremony At Dracut Park Honors First Mass. Soldier Killed In Iraq

A memorial park was dedicated to the memory of Army Specialist Mathew Boule.

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Nicole Apostolakos lost her Gucci wallet at a Target store (WBZ-TV)

App, Target Store Help Woman Recover Wallet Lost A Year Ago

Last year, a woman lost her expensive wallet with $400 and all her credit cards inside.

11/04/2016

Hope Coleman. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Police Shooting Of Schizophrenic Man Calls Mental Health Resources To Question

Hope Coleman says the death of her son Terrance should’ve never happened.

10/31/2016

Mason the service dog. (WBZ-TV)

Missing Service Dog Most Likely Taken Devastates West Bridgewater Family

Angela Nowlin says her 5-year-old service dog was stolen from in front of her home.

10/29/2016

Shannon Dean. (WBZ)

Life-Changing Surgery Helps Teen With Brain Abnormality Realize Gymnastic Dream

Shannon Dean is a happy, tumbling, flipping, dancing energetic ball of energy but a few years ago putting one foot in front of the other was far from routine.

10/28/2016

A North Carolina GOP office was firebombed (WBZ-TV)

Brookline Democrat Raises $13,000 For Republican Office Damaged By Firebomb

When a firebomb hurled through the front window of the local Republican headquarters in a small town in North Carolina, Brookline resident David Weinberger decided to do something about it.

10/18/2016

Cesar Perozo rescued a woman from Spy Pond in Arlington (WBZ-TV)

Man Pulls Woman From Sinking Car In Arlington Pond

Cesar Perozo says he was going for a walk with his family by Spy Pond on Friday when he saw a car accidentally launch right into the water.

10/15/2016

The scene of a shooting in Roxbury that wounded a 9-year-old girl. (WBZ-TV)

9-Year-Old Girl Shot In Roxbury While Playing On Playground

A 9-year-old girl was shot while playing with other kids on a Roxbury playground.

10/09/2016

Plane landing at Logan Airport (WBZ-TV)

Massport, FAA Take Steps To Reduce Aircraft Noise In Boston Area

Noisy planes are a constant problem for many communities who live within the flight paths of Logan Airport.

10/07/2016

University of New Hampshire campus in Durham (WBZ-TV)

‘Sugar Daddy’ Ads Target Women On UNH Campus

The fliers are popping up all over the University of New Hampshire’s downtown business area and it’s causing alarm for school officials.

09/27/2016

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