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.

(WBZ-TV Photo)

Mom: JetBlue Flight Attendant Refused Bathroom Access, 3-Year-Old Forced To Urinate In Seat

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.

06/13/2014

Video from a neighbor's cellphone shows SWAT team members outside the Quincy apartment of Khairullozhon Matanov.

Quincy Neighbor Videotaped Officers With Guns Drawn Raiding Matanov Apartment

A neighbor took cellphone video of a heavily armed SWAT team and police raiding the apartment of a man accused of obstructing the marathon bombing probe.

05/31/2014

Police outside Khairullozhon Matanov's apartment building Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Families React To Obstruction Arrest In Marathon Bombing Investigation

Elizabeth Norden sat in anger as she watched the coverage and listened carefully to charges against Khairullozhon Matanov.

05/30/2014

17 year old Roxanna Correa is going to the prom after spending her senior year battling devastating disease. (WBZ-TV)

Lowell Girl Battling Lupus Gets Dream Prom

Roxanna Corea has missed a lot during her senior year because she was being treated for Lupus.

05/27/2014

Mary Moore was rescued at Back Bay Station after falling onto the Orange Line subway tracks. (WBZ-TV)

Woman Thanks Subway Riders Who Rescued Her From Fall Onto Tracks

Mary Moore said she is so thankful to be alive after falling onto the tracks at Back Bay Station and being rescued by men waiting on the platform.

05/17/2014

Aaron Golub (WBZ-TV)

Blind Football Player Gets Chance To Play At Tulane University

Aaron Golub of Newton South High School has pinpoint accuracy when it comes to long snapping the football.

05/16/2014

Christina and Cameron Simoes. (WBZ-TV)

Haverhill Mom Thankful She And Her Son Survived Jump From Burning Building

Christina Simoes is hospitalized with a broken back but thankful she and her 18-month-old son Cameron are alive after jumping from a burning building with him in her arms.

05/11/2014

Wicked Strong is ranked 4th going into the Kentucky Derby. (WBZ-TV)

Ipswich’s ‘Wicked Strong’ Ranked 4th Going Into Kentucky Derby

A week from Saturday, one horse with New England flair will run for the roses at the Kentucky Derby and raise money for the One Fund.

04/24/2014

Joe D’Arrigo ans his four daughters.

Father Running Boston Marathon With Four Daughters

For 71-year-old Joe D’Arrigo the Boston Marathon is a family legacy.

04/14/2014

(Photo from David Curran/ SatelliteNewsService.com)

Two Killed After Utility Truck Topples Over In Bourne

Two workers were killed when a bucket truck toppled over in Bourne on Saturday.

04/12/2014

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