Paul Burton

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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.

Bradley Bartlett-Roche performs with Billy Joel at Fenway Park (Image from Bartlett-Roche)

‘Boston Piano Kid’ Performs With Billy Joel At Fenway Park

Not everyone can say they’ve fulfilled their childhood dream at the young age of 13.

08/19/2016

A Boston Police officer at Camp Harbor View (WBZ-TV)

Officers Connect With Kids At Boston Summer Camp

Boston Police officers joined kids at Camp Harbor View.

08/19/2016

Romy Karakostas and David Mitchell were injured in a West Bridgewater motorcycle crash (WBZ-TV)

Couple Happy To Be Alive After Bridgewater Motorcycle Crash

David Mitchell and Romy Karakostas sustained severe head and bodily injuries after they were cut off in West Bridgewater.

08/15/2016

One man was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Mass. Pike in Westboro late Monday night. (WBZ-TV)

Rutland Man Killed, 8 Injured In Wrong-Way Mass. Pike Crash

One person was killed and eight others were injured in a wrong-way crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike late Monday night.

08/09/2016

Isaac Harrington was injured by a commercial lawnmower (Family Photo)

Northboro Boy Run Over By Lawnmower While On Vacation

The parents of 7-year-old Isaac Harrington are devastated but trying to remain strong for their son who lost his foot in an accident.

08/08/2016

Newbury Street went car-free on August 7.  (WBZ)

Car-Free Newbury Street A Hit With Crowds

It’s not everyday that Newbury Street in Boston looks and sounds like a quiet suburban neighborhood.

08/07/2016

Wishbone (WBZ-TV)

Family Outraged Beloved Pet Was Euthanized By MSPCA

Laura and Allen Grome say their beloved cat Wishbone has been part of their family for 14 years.

08/02/2016

The winning $487 million Powerball ticket was sold at this Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, NH. (WBZ-TV)

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold At NH Hannaford Store Has Town Buzzing

The talk of the town in Raymond, New Hampshire is a lottery ticket – the $487 million Powerball ticket sold at the Hannaford supermarket here.

07/31/2016

Jeannette Haskins (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Soldiers Rescue Woman Stranded For Days In New Jersey Woods

Members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard found the woman in her car during a training exercise in the woods of New Jersey.

07/30/2016

Dozens of residents attend a unity rally in Roxbury, spotlighting recent police shootings.  (WBZ)

Hundreds Rally Across Boston In Solidarity Against Gun Violence

Hundreds of Boston residents rallied on Saturday in unity and with one common purpose.

07/09/2016

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