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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.

(Photo courtesy: Victoria Kountz)

Experts: Nearly 2 In 10 Teens Cut Themselves To Cope With Stress

Sixteen-year old Victoria Kountz says no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t stop cutting herself.

02/28/2014

One person is dead after a crash on Cape Cod. (Photo by David G. Curran)

Police Investigate Deadly Cape Cod Crash

State police are investigating a deadly crash on Cape Cod.

WBZ-TV–02/23/2014

Some of the photos from Karl Baden's 27-year 'Every Day' project. (WBZ-TV)

BC Professor’s Daily Photo Chronicle Makes Him The Original Selfie King

Professor Karl Baden has been taking a photo of himself every day for 27 years to chronicle his aging process.

02/21/2014

Former Red Sox pitcher Louis Lucier. (WBZ-TV)

Oldest Former Red Sox Player Holds World Series Trophy

Louis Lucier of Millbury is 95 years young. He’s the oldest former living Red Sox player and today he got the chance to hold the World Series trophy.

02/17/2014

U.S. Women's Hockey Team leaves Bedford, MA for Sochi. (WBZ-TV)

U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Gets Olympic Sendoff In Bedford

It was a gold medal hopeful sendoff in Bedford on Saturday as the Team USA Women’s Olympic Hockey team departed for Russia.

02/01/2014

Grafton High School (WBZ-TV)

Grafton Teens Charged For Harassing Violent Crime Victim

Grafton Schools Superintendent Jay Cummings says seven students are in serious trouble with the law after continually harassing and bullying a 15-year-old girl at Grafton High School.

01/27/2014

Wayne Moore poses with his three sons. (Photo by Paul Burton WBZ-TV)

Army Dad Returns From Afghanistan, Surprises Sons In Jamaica Plain

The brothers had no idea that they were being scouted from the back of the room by their number one fan, their dad, U.S. Army Specialist Wayne Moore.

01/25/2014

Patriots fans are gathering party supplies for the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Patriots Fans Stock Up For Football Feast

It’s time to gear up for game time and Patriots fans all over are loading up their shopping carts and warming up their ovens for a good old-fashioned football feast.

01/18/2014

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Patriots Fan Scores Deal Of A Lifetime For AFC Championship Game

Jake Duhaime is a diehard New England Patriots fan. The 29-year-old said these past 48 hours have been a roller coaster of emotions.

01/14/2014

Jennifer Lynn Fay (WBZ-TV photo)

New Info Leads Brockton Police To Reopen Decades-Old Cold Case

It’s been 24 years since anyone has seen Jennifer Lynn Fay. Although for years her disappearance was treated as a runaway case, her family never believed it.

01/10/2014

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