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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.

Monica Shook with her baby boy William at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (WBZ-TV)

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Pete Frates had his Boston College baseball jersey retired Saturday at the fifth annual ALS Awareness Game at John Shea Field. (WBZ-TV)

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Lily Chen (WBZ-TV)

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Student Mark Howells and Northboro Officer Jeremy Trefry (WBZ-TV)

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Allison Warmuth's scooter underneath the duck boat after the crash April 30, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Friends Identify Victim In Deadly Duck Boat Crash

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Eamonn Kelly (WBZ-TV)

Teacher Runs 5K Months After Undergoing Double Lung Transplant

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Zika patient from Massachusetts (WBZ-TV)

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