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.

Somerville Police Officer Stephen Jones (WBZ-TV)

Program Gives Somerville Students A Police Mentor Through High School

Police officers in Somerville are putting a new twist on the buddy system.


The scene of one of the shootings on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester (Photo credit Paul Burton/WBZ-TV)

Boston Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 4 Injured

Boston police said the shootings happened in the span of one hour early Saturday morning.


Pamela and Courtney Carroll (Family photo)

Teen Accused Of Cheating For ‘Thumbs Up’ During RMV Test

A teenage girl has been accused of cheating while taking her written test at the RMV.


A Target store display that encourages college drinking upset one customer. (WBZ-TV)

Father Says Saugus Store Display Promotes Excessive College Drinking

A Saugus father says he is disgusted with a department store’s back to school displays that he says target college students and encourage them to drink.


Marianne Diaz and Bryant Alequin. (Paul Burton/WBZ-TV)

SWAT Team Raids Wrong Worcester Home, Residents Say

Marianne Diaz and her fiancé, Bryant Alequin, felt their lives were in danger when a SWAT team raided their third-floor apartment on Hillside Street with guns drawn.


Jodi Killeffer. (WBZ-TV)

Pregnant Woman Battling Cancer May Give Birth On Her Birthday

A pregnant Braintree woman battling cancer may give birth in early September.


Dedham firefighters on scene of a fatal fire. (Paul Burton/WBZ)

Woman Dies In Dedham House Fire

A woman was killed and several others were injured in a Dedham fire early Saturday morning.


June Holmes with her husband Walter. (Photo credit: Paul Burton-WBZ-TV)

Quincy Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary

June Holmes, 90, and her 93-year-old husband, Walter, have been married 75 years!


The goosebuster. (Photo credit: Steve Wambolt Owner/Operator Goosebuster)

Goosebuster Drone Could Solve Worcester’s Geese Problem, Councilor Says

The Goosebuster dives down inches above the ground and water, not to harm the geese, but to shoo them away.


Virginia Burbank points out the orphanage that is close to her heart. (WBZ-TV)

Terror Threat Forces Mass. Woman To Leave Kenyan Orphanage

Victoria Burbank was forced to leave a Kenyan orphanage she has dedicated her life to for 10 years.