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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.

Allison Warmuth's scooter underneath the duck boat after the crash April 30, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Friends Identify Victim In Deadly Duck Boat Crash

Friends say 28-year-old Allison Warmuth was killed in the collision.


Eamonn Kelly (WBZ-TV)

Teacher Runs 5K Months After Undergoing Double Lung Transplant

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Logan and Gia (WBZ-TV)

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Water fountain (WBZ-TV)

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Drinking fountains at the Boston Latin Academy in Roxbury and the Murphy School in Dorchester have been found to contain high levels of lead.


T-shirts for sale at the Krystle Campbell Softball Tournament. (WBZ-TV)

‘It’s Our Duty’: Boston Marathon Weekend Events Honor Bombing Victims

Several events took place in the Greater Boston area to honor bombing victimswith two days to go before the Boston Marathon.


Zika patient from Massachusetts (WBZ-TV)

Zika Survivor Says ‘I Could Feel My Skin Shrinking’

A 46-year-old Massachusetts man says he was bitten by several mosquitoes in Brazil.


The scene of a fatal crash in Weymouth Saturday night. (WBZ-TV)

15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Weymouth Crash Identified

A girl killed after the SUV she was travelling with three fellow students crashed in Weymouth late Saturday night has been identified as 15-year-old Kate McCarthy of Weymouth.


A 96-year-old man was rescued by his daughter during a Chelsea apartment fire. (Paul Burton/WBZ)

Daughter Rescues Elderly Father From Chelsea Apartment Fire

An elderly man was rescued by his daughter after a fire broke out inside a Chelsea apartment on Friday morning.


A Pan-Am train derailed in Tewksbury (WBZ-TV)

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Jason McElwain (WBZ-TV)

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