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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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Eye On Education: Emotional Debate Over Charter Schools In Massachusetts

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Beekeeper (WBZ-TV)

Beekeepers Say State Is Not Doing Enough To Limit Harmful Pesticides

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Microgreens (WBZ-TV)

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Dr. Howard Weinstein and Harry Burns (WBZ-TV)

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Sandy Paradise (WBZ-TV)

NH Native Helps ‘Hamilton’ Shine Bright On Broadway

A New Hampshire native is playing a big part in the hottest show on Broadway.


Sandy Paradise (WBZ)

Backstage On ‘Hamilton’: New England Native Lights The Way

This year, the biggest night in music also means the biggest night for fans of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”


Beamer and a student at Nathaniel Morton Elementary School  in Plymouth (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: Dog Makes Big Difference In Special Needs Classroom

He could be the most loved, tail wagging student in all of Plymouth. His name is Beamer, a 2-year-old yellow lab assistance dog.


Cardinal Sean O’Malley (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: Cardinal Sean On State Of Boston Catholic Schools

Catholic school students got a rare opportunity to ask Cardinal Sean O’Malley big questions about a changing world, one the archdiocese is adapting to.


School Bus (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: Newton Considers Later High School Start Time

To help busy students get more sleep Newton is now looking into the possibility of a later high school start time.


Sivana, a third grader at Wessagusset Elementary School in Weymouth, donated her birthday gifts to Toys for Tots. (Image credit: Weymouth Police/Facebook)

Weymouth Girl Donates Her Birthday Gifts To Toys For Tots

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