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.

Students at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, participate in blizzard bag on snow days. Photo credit: Paul Burton/WBZ-TV

NH Students Counter Snow Days With ‘Blizzard Bags’

Students at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, don’t have to worry about snow days anymore.

02/10/2015

Heavy duty equipment was brought in from New York to clear MBTA tracks. (WBZ-TV)

MBTA Using Heavy Duty Equipment To Clear Snow, Ice Off Tracks

With winter weather refusing to relent, the MBTA brought in help to clear the tracks and help prevent delays.

02/07/2015

Michele Morris (WBZ-TV)

Billerica Students ‘Celling Out’ To Help Single Mom Battling Cancer

Billerica High School students have a unique way to help out a single mother of three who is battling cancer.

02/03/2015

A Walpole home caught fire for the second time. (Image Credit: Westwood Fire Department)

Second Fire In 24 Hours At Walpole Home

A Walpole house caught fire on Friday, and rekindled Saturday morning when it reached two alarms.

01/31/2015

Shoppers ready for the storm. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Shoppers Stock Up On Supplies Ahead Of Major Snowstorm

Shoppers wasted little time making their way to grocery and home improvement stores ahead of the potentially historic snowstorm.

01/25/2015

Patriots merchandise flew off the shelves at Modell's in Medford following their AFC Championship win. (WBZ-TV)

Pats Merchandise Fly Off The Shelves At Modell’s In Medford

Fans waited outside Modell’s Sporting Goods in Medford to snag Pats gear following the AFC Championship game Sunday night.

01/19/2015

Julian Edelman's 'The Pass' t-shirt (Photo from Paul Burton/WBZ)

The Story Behind Edelman’s ‘The Pass’ T-Shirt

The Tom Brady to Julian Edelman to Danny Amendola touchdown pass is one of those plays Patriots fans will never forget.

01/12/2015

Kerry Krasinskas and Al Deshler (WBZ-TV)

Nurse To Donate Kidney To Shirley Firefighter

When he’s not putting out fires for the town of Shirley, Al Deshler is busy trying to save lives as a full-time paramedic for the city of Leominster.

01/09/2015

Surveillance video shows two people inside Red Hat Lounge after closing. (Photo credit: Red Hat Lounge)

Thieves Steal Thousands Of Dollars In Booze From Boston’s Red Hat Lounge

Police are searching for thieves who ransacked a Beacon Hill pub and stole thousands of dollars of booze early Sunday morning.

01/04/2015

Actor Chris Evans and Kenny Botting. (WBZ-TV)

‘Captain America’ Surprises Young Fan Battling Cancer In Boston

A nine-year-old got the surprise of a lifetime when Chris Evans, his favorite actor, visited him in Boston.

12/29/2014

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