Paul Burton

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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.

Family Of 4-Year-Old Killed In Hit & Run Seeks Justice

Investigators are searching for the driver who hit and killed a 4-year-old boy in Milford.

04/17/2017

Drones Will Provide Extra Security Above Boston Marathon

The goal is to scan the crowds and detect threats with some of the most agile technology available.

04/11/2017

Body Found In Dedham Woods Identified

Investigators say they’ve identified the young woman found dead in Dedham last week.

04/10/2017

Lynn Man Raped, Seriously Beaten In Apartment

Two men were arrested after Lynn Police say they beat and raped another man in his apartment.

04/09/2017

Boston Marathon Runners From Dracut Form Friendship Out Of Loss

Scott Middlemiss and Justin George are just two buddies, gearing up for their Boston Marathon Run, but their friendship formed in an unexpected way.

WBZ-TV–04/07/2017

Boston Mayor Walsh Helps Unveil New Dorchester Playground

The playground celebrates the life of Boston Marathon survivor Victoria McGrath who passed away tragically last year in car accident in Dubai.

04/02/2017

Helping Addicts, Ultra Runner To Tackle Boston Marathon Course 4 Times

For every small step Henry Ward takes, it reminds him of just how far he’s come and the stranger he may help just down the road.

03/26/2017

DNA Links Man To Murder Of Beloved Worcester Teacher’s Aide, Investigators Say

A man charged in the murder of a popular teacher’s aide in Worcester was linked to the case by DNA, investigators said.

03/20/2017

People Stock Up Prior To Tuesday’s Potentially Historic Storm

With more than a foot of snow getting ready to drop beginning early Tuesday morning, folks are snatching up all the bread and eggs they can find.

03/13/2017

Road Race Honors Memory Of Slain Princeton Jogger Vanessa Marcotte

They came bundled up and ready to run, braving the frigid temperatures all to honor the memory of a woman whose life impacted everyone she met.

03/11/2017

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