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Steve Burton

WBZ-TV's Steve Burton Steve Burton is a sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News on WBZ-TV and on sister station myTV38 in Boston.  A New England native, he joined WBZ-TV in August 1994.  Prior to that Burton worked as a sports anchor and reporter for New England Sports Network (NESN) since 1988.  While at NESN, Burton hosted the pre and post game shows for the Boston Red Sox.

Raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, Burton grew up in a sports family.  His father, Ron Burton, played for the New England Patriots football team.  Young Burton graduated from Framingham High School, where he was the quarterback for the school’s football team and went on to play quarterback for Northwestern University.

When he’s not working at WBZ-TV, Burton spends much of his time working at the Ron Burton Training Village, a 5-week sports camp for inner city youths.  He also serves as a board member on several children’s charities including the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Burton received a bachelor of science degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University.  He lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife and four children.

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates after winning the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ortiz On Sports Final: Hopefully I Won’t Have To Wear Another Uniform

David Ortiz would love to keep the good times going, and would love to finish his career in a Red Sox uniform. But the slugger says that will be up to the Red Sox and the next contract they offer him.

WBZ-TV–01/27/2014

WBZ-TV's Steve Burton with a Fred, a gator from  the Rainforest Reptile Show, on the set of Sports Final. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)

Reptile Rainforest Shows Visits Sports Final

WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton made some new friends on Sunday night’s Sports Final on WBZ-TV.

02/25/2013

Boston Bruins. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sources: Significant Progress Made Toward Ending NHL Lockout

Sources tell WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton that an unannounced meeting was held Monday with a high-ranking official from both the NHL players and owners.

12/03/2012

Brandon Lloyd (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd

Steve Burton found some interesting things out about Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd during their Patriots GameDay interview.

11/03/2012

MIT Men's basketball coach Larry Anderson cuts down the net after the Engineers won the NEWMAC Tournament Championship. (Photo Courtesy MIT Facebook Page)

MIT Basketball Also Dancing This Weekend

Not only does MIT have a basketball team, but they’re heading to their first Final Four in 112 years this weekend.

03/14/2012

Chad Ochocinco talks to reporters at Media Day. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Ochocinco Wants To Return, Says “It Didn’t Play Out” Like It Was Supposed To

Could Chad Ochocinco be the secret weapon on Super Bowl Sunday against the Giants?

02/01/2012

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, manager Bobby Valentine and owner John Henry. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Henry On Valentine: ‘The Right Man At The Right Time’

Red Sox principle owner John Henry said despite a two-month-long “methodical” hiring process, he believes new manager Bobby Valentine is the right guy for the job.

12/01/2011

David Ortiz

David Ortiz Hopes To “Continue Being A Red Sox”

Free agent David Ortiz said Tuesday he hopes to re-sign with the Red Sox.

11/15/2011

Myra Kraft

Remembering ‘The Queen Of Giving’ Myra Kraft

WBZ-TV Sports Director Steve Burton remembers Mrs. Myra Kraft.

07/20/2011

Zdeno Chara and Gregory Campbell celebrate the Stanley Cup win. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bruins Touring Mass. To Sign Stanley Cup DVDs

After premiering their Stanley Cup Championship DVD on Monday night, some of the Bruins will head around the state to autograph copies for Bruins fans.

07/18/2011

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