Paul Burton

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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.

Fear Of Concussions Takes Toll On High School Football Teams

The high school football season kicks off in just a few weeks but practice is well underway. For some teams their first big challenge is filling the team roster.

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‘It Was Pretty Shocking’: Paddleboarder Unaware Of Shark Beneath Him

A great white shark was caught swimming very close to an unsuspecting paddle boarder out on his morning paddle.

07/31/2018

Mass. State Trooper Meets Newborn Baby After Helping Rush Mom To Hospital

A Mass. State Trooper rushed a woman in labor to the hospital Sunday. A few days later, the trooper was back to meet the baby and parents.

06/19/2018

Mother Outraged Teen Was Stranded At Airport Overnight

After a technical issue grounded a young girl and her friend in Charlotte, a Cambridge mother is outraged at how American Airlines handled the situation.

06/19/2018

Uninhabitable Melrose Home For Sale At $650,000 Price Tag

An uninhabitable home that was destroyed by fire in Melrose is on the market – for $650,000.

06/15/2018

Walsh, Warren, Etheridge Join Thousands In Boston Pride Parade

With rainbow flags and bright colors, tens of thousands of people marched with pride and concern Saturday in the 48th Boston Pride Parade.

06/09/2018

Oldest Living Miss America Proud Of Competition Changes

Crowned in 1948, Bea Waring says a lot has changed in the past 70 years as Miss America continues to evolve.

06/05/2018

Fans Practice With Players At Patriots Fantasy Camp

On Monday dozens of Patriots fans of all ages got the chance to go deep with their favorite Super Bowl players at the New England Patriots Fantasy Camp.

06/04/2018

94-Year-Old World War II Veteran Finally Receives High School Diploma

Roland Martineau is a living and walking example of how it’s never too late – even if it takes 76 years.

06/02/2018

‘It’s A Miracle’: Former Football Player Recovers From Broken Neck

A high school senior who suffered a broken neck on the football field has recovered fully and kept his positive mindset.

06/01/2018

Name Of Dorchester Man Killed In Action Finally Added To Vietnam Memorial

At the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial ceremony, one particular family could not fight back the tears.

05/28/2018

Duxbury Beach Park A Welcome Start To Summer After A Brutal Winter

Duxbury was one of several towns hit hard by a series of devastating winter storms that destroyed homes and beaches.

05/26/2018

Waltham Student Excels In Classroom While Overcoming Painful Past

Waltham High School senior Ali Adekunle has seen his share of struggles which is why he keeps his nose in the books.

05/22/2018

Substitute Custodian At Ashburnham School Charged With Rape

The husband of an elementary school principal has been charged with raping an 18-year-old employee.

05/19/2018

Man Says Former Mentor, High School Employee Shot Him

A young man took the stand to describe the moment he was shot by a man he thought was his trusted mentor.

05/18/2018

Woman Surrounded By Coyotes Climbs Tree, Calls 911

A woman walking her dog in Saugus found herself surrounded by coyotes, so she climbed up a tree for protection.

05/15/2018

Baseball Player Saved After Collapsing On Newton Field

Eric Stephens was brought back to life after collapsing during a baseball game in Newton on Thursday night.

05/11/2018

Man Says He Was Assaulted By Cambridge Police After Traffic Stop

Chris Love of Cambridge is speaking out about the incident he had with Cambridge Police back in 2015 when they arrested him in his driveway.

05/08/2018

Inspired By Movie, Family Hopes 3 Billboards Solve Cold Case

Inspired by the movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” the family decided to put Amy Sher’s story front and center.

05/01/2018

Framingham Students Left Hungry After Being Denied Lunch At School

A Framingham High School student says he felt embarrassed last month when he was denied lunch at school.

04/30/2018

Over 1,000 Participate In Road Race For Fallen Auburn Police Officer

More than a thousand runners took to the streets of Leicester on Sunday for the annual Tarentino Strong 5K Road Race.

04/29/2018

DCF Defends Response To Report Of Foster Child Molested In Home

A Massachusetts foster parent is devastated. A 6-year-old girl he and his wife have been caring for was molested in his home.

04/25/2018

K-9 Units Training In Chelmsford Knew Slain Yarmouth Police Sergeant

K-9 units scoured Chelmsford Middle School in search for drugs on Friday as part of a training for a job that is “risky and dangerous.”

04/20/2018

Man Who Will Run Boston Marathon Barefoot Among Elite Runners

Kyson Park, 76, of Malibu, Calif. says he plans to run the Boston Marathon barefoot.

04/14/2018

Boston Marathon ‘Together Forward’ Weekend Is Underway

Boston Marathon Together Forward weekend brings together runners who are running for wonderful causes.

04/13/2018

‘Aggressive’ Pit Bull Located After Biting Owner, Running Away

Police said they responded to an aggressive pit bull who bit a man in Hyannis.

04/10/2018

Woman Carjacks Vehicle, Then Runs Over Vehicle Owner

Nahant police arrested a 32-year-old Lynn woman for carjacking this vehicle and then running over a man.

04/07/2018

Cambridge Teacher Running Boston Marathon To Inspire Students

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School history and psychology teacher Kevin Dua teaches and trains with one thing on his mind – his students.

04/06/2018

Youngest Boston Marathon Runner Preparing For Race

Right now, Caitlin Callinan is not old enough to officially compete. But lucky for her, Marathon Monday falls right on her 18th birthday.

03/31/2018

Couple With Weapons Arsenal ‘Waiting For A Mission, The Apocalypse’

A Texas man and woman were ordered held without bail after police found an arsenal of weapons in their Tewksbury hotel room.

03/30/2018

Students Required To Write Essays After Participating In National Walkout Day

Many Gloucester High School students are busy writing essays about the National Walkout Day they participated in.

03/26/2018

Boston-Area Students To March For Gun Control Saturday

On Friday, organizers for March For Our Lives Boston were busy creating posters and taking to social media saying: enough is enough.

03/23/2018

Driver In Fatal Crash Admitted To Hitting Gas Instead Of Brake, Police Say

A 20-year-old woman admitted to police she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake right before her car crashed into and killed a six-year-old boy last year.

03/20/2018

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Ahead Of Sunday’s Parade

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Broadway MBTA station.

03/17/2018

Stores Packed As People Stock Up For Third Nor’easter In 10 Days

There was another mad dash to the grocery store for necessities ahead of Tuesday’s blizzard.

03/12/2018

Boston Program Changes Lives One Weight At A Time

Inner City Weightlifting works with young adults who are at the highest risk for violence and teaches them to become professional trainers.

03/09/2018

High School Basketball Player ‘Very Embarrassed’ After 93-7 Blowout

Madison Park High School senior Francisca Barros-Depina says her last basketball game was one she will never forget even though she’d like to.

03/06/2018

‘The People’s Mayor’ In Framingham Shares Her Early Inspiration

Dr. Yvonne Spicer met trailblazer and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm when she was six-years-old.

02/28/2018

Active Shooter Training Course Held At Whitman-Hanson High School

Around 30 adults from different professions took part in a two-day intense active shooter response training course.

02/23/2018

‘BUILD’ Gives Boston Students Tools To Become Entrepreneurs

Ayele Shakur, founder and first Regional Executive Director of BUILD: Greater Boston, believes mentorship is an essential step towards a brighter future.

02/23/2018

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Had Roots In New England

When Frederick Douglass made his way to freedom, the Bay State is where he wanted to be.

02/22/2018

Chimney Collapses In Back Bay Brownstone

According to the Boston Fire Department, the chimney had collapsed from the roof to the first floor. 

02/19/2018

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