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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.

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

(Boston Police)

Men Wanted For Robbing Downtown Boston Stores

Boston Police say five different businesses were robbed in Boston this weekend in less than 24 hours.

12/22/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Malls Packed The Weekend Before Christmas

It’s the final weekend before Christmas and malls are packed with shoppers.

12/22/2013

Jose Oliver (right) father of missing Fitchburg boy. (WBZ-TV photo)

Father Of Missing Fitchburg Boy Feels Hopeless

Jose Oliver says he will do whatever it takes to find his son Jeremiah who has been missing since September.

12/20/2013

Amador Roman (WBZ-TV)

Homeless Man Allegedly Stayed With Rutland Homicide Victim Before Fire

Prosecutors say a homeless man charged with stealing the SUV of a homicide victim, had been staying with the victim two days before her death.

12/09/2013

Retired Radioman 1st Class Donald Tabbut, 90, attends a Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Attack On Pearl Harbor Remembered At Charlestown Navy Yard

Donald Tabbut is 90 years old, but he still remembers being right in the middle of the 1941 surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

12/07/2013

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