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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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‘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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


Boston Marathon ‘Together Forward’ Weekend Is Underway

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


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


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.


Cambridge Teacher Running Boston Marathon To Inspire Students

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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.


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.


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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.


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


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


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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.


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