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.
School officials say a half dozen Beverly High School students have been suspended and nearly a dozen Briscoe Middle School students will be disciplined after a female student sent a “suggestive” video of herself to her then-boyfriend, who later forwarded the video to friends.
Hairstylist Lisa Buswell of Marblehead says she treats each one of her customers with a lot of care, so when her 82-year-old client failed to show up for her appointment, she knew something was wrong.
In June, the 57-year-old died after being stung by those honey bees while he was alone on the farm.
A Massachusetts State Trooper will be charged with OUI following a crash that killed a mom and daughter last weekend in Plymouth.
18 days after the Arborway car crash in Jamaica Plain, 33-year-old Kevin Cellucci is still fighting for his life at Brigham and Womens Hospital.
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Walpole Police are looking for two men who put a skimmer at an ATM, stealing customers’ information.
A homeless Boston man who turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler’s checks says even if he were desperate he wouldn’t have kept “even a penny.”
Attorney General Martha Coakley will announce a run for governor on Monday.
The management of the Quincy YMCA says it had no choice but to shut its doors after a water main break flooded its old building.