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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 96-year-old man was rescued by his daughter during a Chelsea apartment fire. (Paul Burton/WBZ)

Daughter Rescues Elderly Father From Chelsea Apartment Fire

An elderly man was rescued by his daughter after a fire broke out inside a Chelsea apartment on Friday morning.


A Pan-Am train derailed in Tewksbury (WBZ-TV)

Hazmat Crews Respond To Train Derailment In Tewksbury

A Pan-Am Railways train derailed near the area of Shawsheen Street in Tewksbury.


Jason McElwain (WBZ-TV)

Viral Basketball Star ‘JMac’ Prepares To Run Third Boston Marathon

Jason McElwain was catapulted into the national spotlight back in 2006 when he scored 20 points in the last four minutes of his high school basketball game.


Former residence of Malcolm X in Roxbury (WBZ-TV)

Archaeologists Hunt For History At Malcolm X’s Roxbury Home

Archaeologists from the Boston Landmark Commission are hoping to find personal items.


Max Ash (WBZ-TV)

Weston Boy’s Mug Business Is Global Slam Dunk

A small project has turned into a lucrative business for Weston boy.


On Saturday, a group of runners train for the 2016 Boston Marathon. (WBZ-TV)

Runners Readying For Boston Marathon

With only three weeks to go to the Boston Marathon, runners took advantage of the nice weather on Saturday.


Roberta Bickford and her son. (Photo credit: Paul Burton/WBZ-TV)

Mother Saves Choking Son Thanks To Wilmington Police CPR Course

A mother was able to save her choking son thanks to a CPR course she took at the Wilmington Police station.


A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by a possible rideshare driver impostor near Center Plaza in Boston early Sunday morning. (WBZ-TV

2 Women Sexually Assaulted By Possible Rideshare Driver Impostors, Boston Police Say

Boston Police say the victims may have accidentally entered vehicles not affiliated with legitimate rideshare services in the city.


South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade (Paul Burton/WBZ)

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Proves Rich In Energy, Tradition

There were bagpipers, horses and folks wearing funny hats all decked in green.


Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Congressman Moulton To Join President Obama On Historic Visit To Cuba

Speaking to a group of residents inside Beverly High School congressman Seth Moulton says he’s thrilled to be joining President Obama on Sunday in his historic trip to Cuba.




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