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.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor To Launch Foundation

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott says her life is forever changed, but with that change she is determined to make a difference.

04/18/2015

Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)

Fans Pack Into Fenway Park Ahead Of Opening Day

Fans of all ages arrived the day before opening day at Fenway Park for a quick tour and to pick up some Red Sox gear.

04/12/2015

Officer Dic Donohue and bombings survivor Heather Abbott. (Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ)

American Red Cross Hosts ‘Watertown Strong’ Blood Drive

Officer Dic Donohue was in attendance at a blood drive being held in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings.

04/11/2015

Dana Stanley (Courtesy photo)

Northbridge Man Kills Rabid Fox That Bit Son

A rabid fox was killed after it bit a teenager in Northbridge over the weekend.

04/07/2015

Stephen Arkell. (Photo courtesy: Friends of the Mrs. Stephen Arkell Fund)

Over 1,000 Run To Honor Slain Brentwood, NH, Police Officer

Officer Stephen Arkell was shot and killed nearly one year ago after responding to a domestic dispute that eventually escalated to a Brentwood home explosion.

04/04/2015

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Blaise (Photo from Paul Burton/WBZ)

Boston City Councilor Brings Baby To Work, Fights For Parental Leave

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu comes to work every day with her hands full.

03/31/2015

Police say the driver of this car was texting when she crashed into this Whitman home Thursday. (Photo credit: Whitman Police)

Woman Charged With Texting While Driving After Crash Into Whitman Home

A Whitman woman is facing multiple charges after she crashed her car into a home while texting Thursday night, police say.

03/27/2015

Toni-Chanelle Sunbar of Chelsea was honored at the White House for designing a video game. (WBZ-TV)

Chelsea Student Honored At White House Science Fair

A 10-year-old 5th grader from a middle school in Chelsea was honored at a science fair held by the White House after she designed a video game.

03/23/2015

A person runs in the snow on March 21. (WBZ-TV)

‘Thank God It’s Spring’: New England Winter Refuses To Go Quietly

Spring arrived officially, but it brought snow with it as warmer days still have yet to arrive in New England.

03/21/2015

Proposed state hawk design. (WBZ-TV)

NH Officials Demand Apology From Lawmakers For ‘Disdainful’ Abortion Comments On Proposed State Hawk Mascot Bill

A fourth-grade project to name a state hawk took an unexpected turn when some politicians made fun of the campaign, even turning it into a debate about abortion.

03/21/2015

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