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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.

Officials say all people aboard a Russian aircraft were killed just 23 minutes into the flight. (WBZ-TV)

Fatal Sinai Plane Crash Shocks Local Russian Community

News of the Russian airliner crash quickly spread at a Russian and Eastern European food mart in Newton.


Assistant District Attorney Brett D. Walker was promoted to an Army Major. (Courtesy: Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)

Suffolk Prosecutor Who Works With Veterans Promoted To Army Major

On Friday, in front of family, coworkers and veterans, Brett Walker was promoting to Major in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.


Melanie Melanson went missing in 1989.

Community Marks 26 Years Since Woburn Teen’s Disappearance

Another year has passed and still no answers on what happened to Melanie Melanson, a Woburn teen who went missing 26 years ago.


Clive Francis. (WBZ-TV)

Family Mourns Loss Of Man Allegedly Killed By Niece In Hyde Park

Police say Clive Francis, 49, was fatally shot by his niece, 36-year-old Yvonne Lewis, outside a Hype Park home on Wood Avenue on Saturday night.


Tiffany Cherry. (WBZ-TV)

Mom Who Sparked Amber Alert Says She Has No Regrets

Tiffany Cherry does not regret for one second driving her sick two month old son Qavai from Pennsylvania to Boston that sparked an amber alert and landed her in jail.


Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi visits North Attleboro elementary school students on Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Joe Andruzzi Visits North Attleboro Elementary School Students

Students at the Amvet Boulevard Elementary School in North Attleboro took a break from their classrooms on Friday and gathered in the gym for a different type of lesson, as they welcomed former New England Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi.


Kara and Mike Selsman (WBZ-TV)

Husband And Wife Battle Breast Cancer Together

A husband and wife are sharing their struggle and urging men to get checked for breast cancer.


Jeff Kaufman and his wife Julia Wise give away half their salary every year to help others. (WBZ-TV)

Family Gives Away Half Their Income To Help Others

Jeff Kaufman and his wife Julia Wise are as humble as they are generous.


Two-month-old Abigail after undergoing brain surgery. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Children’s Hospital Surgeons Perform Brain Surgery On Baby

Dr. Alan Cohen says the brain tumor was not malignant and that two-month-old Abigail will live.


Former Mayor Tom Menino's grandaughter, Olivia Fenton, walked in memory of her grandfather. (WBZ-TV)

Tom Menino’s Granddaughter Walks Marathon Route In Memory Of Former Mayor

Thousands of walkers took part in the 27th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday.




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