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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.

A car plowed into a home in Northboro after a police chase Sunday. (Photo courtesy John Cone)

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A car that was involved in a police chase early Sunday morning crashed into a Northboro home–and the suspects are still on the loose.


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at a race relations conference Saturday. (WBZ-TV)

Mayor Walsh, Residents Start Conversation On Race In Boston

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Chrisy Pomales. (WBZ-TV)

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A campaign volunteer makes calls to Massachusetts voters. (WBZ)

Mass. Campaign Volunteers Work To Sway Voters In Final Push

It’s a race to the finish and neither side is taking it lightly.


Mathew Boule. (GoFundMe Photo)

Ceremony At Dracut Park Honors First Mass. Soldier Killed In Iraq

A memorial park was dedicated to the memory of Army Specialist Mathew Boule.


Nicole Apostolakos lost her Gucci wallet at a Target store (WBZ-TV)

App, Target Store Help Woman Recover Wallet Lost A Year Ago

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Hope Coleman. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Police Shooting Of Schizophrenic Man Calls Mental Health Resources To Question

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Mason the service dog. (WBZ-TV)

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Angela Nowlin says her 5-year-old service dog was stolen from in front of her home.


Shannon Dean. (WBZ)

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A North Carolina GOP office was firebombed (WBZ-TV)

Brookline Democrat Raises $13,000 For Republican Office Damaged By Firebomb

When a firebomb hurled through the front window of the local Republican headquarters in a small town in North Carolina, Brookline resident David Weinberger decided to do something about it.




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