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Paula Ebben

Paula Ebben WBZ-TV

Multiple award-winning journalist Paula Ebben co-anchors WBZ-TV Newscasts at Noon and 5:30 p.m. Ebben is also an anchor for WBZ's streaming news service: CBS News Boston, and reports across all newscasts including WBZ-TV News' "Eye on Education" reports.

During her two decade broadcast career, Ebben has also 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 Boston/New England Emmy Awards for Anchor, Reporter, Consumer Reporter, Education Series and for Writing, and won for Reporter in a WBZ Special on the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions. In 2005, Ebben was awarded a regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting. In 2011, she was chosen to report for all CBS stations from The 2011 Royal Wedding in London, England. She has also reported from the Democratic ('04) and Republican National Conventions ('04 and '16) and many New Hampshire Primaries. She 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.  She has also had the opportunity to co-anchor Championship Parades for The Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.

Ebben is a Central Massachusetts native raised in Shrewsbury, MA .  Before joining WBZ-TV in 2002, 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, MA.

Ebben graduated cum laude from Boston College with a BA degree in English. She serves on the Board of Directors of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston's foremost agency helping homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.

She also supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Ebben and her husband Bill reside in the Greater Boston area. They have four children.

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