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Paula Ebben

WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben

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Award-winning journalist Paula Ebben co-anchors WBZ-TV News at 5:30PM and WBZ-TV 8PM News on myTV38 with co-anchor Liam Martin. Ebben also reports across WBZ-TV’s newscasts including WBZ-TV News’ “Eye on Education” reports.

A Central Massachusetts native raised in Shrewsbury, Ebben previously worked as an anchor and reporter at New England Cable News. Before joining NECN, Ebben was an anchor and reporter at WGMC-TV in Worcester.

Ebben received a 2014 Columbia DuPont Award and a 2013 Peabody Award as part of WBZ-TV’s team coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings. She has been nominated for multiple New England Emmy Awards for Anchor, Consumer Reporter, Education Series and for Writing. In 2005, Ebben received a regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting. In 2011, she was chosen to report for all CBS stations from The Royal Wedding in London, England. She has also reported from the Democratic (’04) and Republican National Conventions (’04 and ’16). She has interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, reported from the Canonization of the Popes in Rome and covered the three city visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

Ebben graduated cum laude from Boston College with a BA degree in English. Ebben serves on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Notre Dame Academy in Worcester. She also does volunteer work for Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the Boston College Alumni Board of Directors, the Women’s Alumni Mentoring Program at Boston College, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and The Roxbury Latin School.

Ebben and her husband reside in the Greater Boston area with their four children.

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Pregnant Woman, Family Survive Rollover Crash

A newborn and her mother are doing well after a terrible car crash that threatened both of their lives.


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Dog Lost On Vacation Reunited With Family 4 Months Later

A Harwich couple visited Florida in March, and one day decided to leave him with a dog-sitter.


Jeanne Kangas delegate from Boxboro at RNC (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Delegates Not Worried About High Profile Convention No-Shows

Donald Trump’s candidacy has caused a deep divide with the Republican Party.


Camp Bailout in Ashland (WBZ-TV)

Teenage Girls Learn Firefighting Skills At Ashland Camp

When it comes to the fire house and emergency services, it’s often a man’s world. A unique program in Ashland aims to change that with a hands on experience and a lot of teamwork.


Heidy Veliz  at her graduation. (WBZ-TV)

Chelsea Charter School Helps Students Of All Backgrounds Earn Diplomas

A Chelsea school is giving people with a variety of challenges the opportunity to graduate from high school.


Boston Medical Center (WBZ-TV)

Boston Medical Center Is First In Mass. To Offer Sex Reassignment Surgery

The hospital announced the launch of its new Center For Transgender Medicine and Surgery on Wednesday.


Michael Smolak of Smolak Farms in North Andover. (WBZ-TV)

Fluctuating Temperatures Likely Mean No Mass. Peach Crop In 2016

Temperature fluctuations caused flower buds to die, meaning there will be no peaches north of Rhode Island this year.


Reny family (WBZ-TV)

Family Of Marathon Bombing Survivor Gives Back To Brigham & Women’s

Gillian Reny’s legs were critically injured when the first bomb went off at the Boston Marathon in 2013.


Patrick Downes (WBZ-TV)

Bombing Survivor Running Marathon For ‘Boston College Strong’ Scholarship

Patrick Downes will run the 26.2 miles with the love of his life in his heart and a generous goal in mind.


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Unspoken Words: Art Helps Young Girl With Autism Communicate

A new art exhibit shows the powerful expression of 10 artists who are on the autism spectrum.




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