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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.

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

Police say this man attacked a disabled man with a cane, Saturday night. (MBTA Transit Police)

Dorchester Man Accused Of Beating Disabled Man With Cane

The attack was caught on a MBTA surveillance camera in the Andrew Square bus station.

01/07/2014

A water pipe broke on Bowdoin Street in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Deep Freeze Causes Burst Pipes, Sinkholes Around Boston

The clean up is well underway in Boston after a nor’easter followed by frigid temperatures caused broken pipes throughout the city.

01/06/2014

Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh, center, attends an interfaith service on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Boston Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh Preparing For Inauguration

Speaking to about 200 parishioners and dozens of clergy from across the city, Mayor-elect Marty Walsh said he was overwhelmed at the Interfaith Service held at the Old South Church near Copley Plaza on Sunday night.

01/05/2014

The Briar Group, which includes The Green Briar in Brighton, has reported a security breach involving credit card data. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Boston Customers On Guard After Credit Card Data Breach

Folks enjoying the night out Saturday in Boston said it’s disheartening to hear about another major data security breach.

12/28/2013

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