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.
Dozens of Northboro residents lined the streets Tuesday to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan, while friends and family attended a service honoring his life.
School officials say the Hadley Elementary School is falling apart.
In the fight, David was able to get a clear description of one of the suspects.
Joseph B. Hennessey allegedly set up a camera in the women’s room and was streaming footage to a device inside a local cafe.
Jose Santiago has cerebral palsy and is legally blind, so when he was left alone by his special needs program earlier this week he was frightened.
Diego Zalewski and his wife moved into their first home Saturday, and discovered $20,000 worth of items missing on Monday.
Colette Crooks of is only 10 years old but her quick thinking saved a four-year-old boy when she found him floating face up in the waters of Plum Island.
Tiffany Mottola, an instructor at Lincoln Technical Institute, recently had to stop working because of her health.
Geoff Cameron of Attleboro will be playing on the biggest stage of his career as he represents the United States in the World Cup.
Jennifer Devereaux says she had a nightmarish experience earlier this week traveling with her two daughters on board JetBlue flight 518 from New York to Boston.