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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.

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Sydney and Celeste Corcoran, Rosanne Sdoia and Jeff Bauman serve as grand marshals at the City of Lights Parade in Lowell on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Grand Marshals At Lowell Parade

They are an inspiration wherever they go and this weekend four Boston Marathon survivors were grand marshals for the City of Lights Parade in Lowell.

11/30/2013

(WBZ-TV Photo)

Dangers Remain After $23 Million Upgrade To Danvers Intersection

It’s a dangerous intersection that’s already received a $23 million dollar upgrade, but safety officials say the number of accident are still increasing.

11/29/2013

High School Football

Survey Estimates Mass. High School Athletes Suffer 35K Concussions Each Year

Disturbing information has been released about high school athletes in Massachusetts and head injuries.

11/25/2013

A construction worker fell into a trench on Country Road in Ipswich. (WBZ-TV)

Worker Rescued From Trench At Ipswich Construction Site

Crews worked for nearly two hours to free a construction worker, trapped in a trench on Country Road.

11/19/2013

17 CCD students were taken to the hospital after a CO leak in Waltham. (Paul Burton/WBZ-TV)

Carbon Monoxide Leak In Waltham Church Building Sends 17 CCD Students To Hospital

Fifty people were evacuated from a Pond Street church building after high carbon monoxide levels were detected.

11/17/2013

Miriam Ashchkenasy of Brookline is an emergency medicine physician who is leading a Massachusetts General Hospital typhoon relief mission to the Philippines. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Mass General Hospital Team Joins Typhoon Relief Effort In Philippines

Miriam Ashchkenasy is an emergency medicine physician and has been doing humanitarian response work for past 15 years. On Sunday, she deploys to the Philippines as part of a disaster relief team from Massachusetts General Hospital.

11/16/2013

Jacob Beranger at Tufts University. (WBZ-TV photo)

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Drafted By Tufts Lacrosse Team

It’s signing day for the Tufts University Lacrosse team, and their new bright young star is only seven years old.

11/15/2013

Wines

Lawmakers Consider Allowing Wine Shipments In Mass.

Massachusetts residents could soon have wine shipped right to their door.

11/12/2013

Kathy Van Schoick of Oakham says her dog, Oboe, was the victim of a "heinous act" when an arrow struck the family pet in one his front legs. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Dog Shot Through Leg With Bow And Arrow In Oakham

Shot through the leg with a bow and arrow, a 4-year-old border collie/lab mix named Oboe is lucky to be alive.

WBZ-TV–11/10/2013

extreme makeover to the Clayton Street Bridge. (WBZ-TV)

Clayton Street Bridge Undergoes Extreme Makeover

It’s an extreme bridge makeover in Dorchester as Mass DOT employees work feverishly to complete the new Clayton Street Red Line Bridge.

11/10/2013

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