Legendary WBZ-TV Reporter Bill Shields Retires

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)— After more than 40 years on the job, WBZ TV's Bill Shields is retiring Friday.

"I'm looking at 70-years-old so I'm as old as dirt," Shields told WBZ's Carl Stevens (@wbzcarl) in an interview. "It's time to go, but I'm going to miss it. I'll miss the people."

The veteran television news reporter has been at WBZ TV for 41 years, but this Friday will be his last day with the station. Shields took some time to reflect on what made him want to become a report in his interview with Stevens.

"Ever since I was a teenager watching the Vietnam War on the news with my parents and the ensuing protests I knew I wanted to be a reporter," Shields said.

Shields announced his retirement on Sept. 16, leaving the station where he first began as a general assignment reporter back in 1980, according to WBZ TV. His final story will air Friday at 5:55 p.m., according to his twitter.

WBZ's Carl Stevens (@wbzcarl) has more from Shields.

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