Philip Townsend Biography
Philip Townsend is an American journalist working for 13News Now as a weekday co-anchor of 13News Now at 4 and 4:30 p.m. He joined the station in October 2016. Previously, he worked for WFAA in Dallas/Fort Worth as a reporter for 2 years.
Philip Townsend Education
Townsend attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, in 2002 after completing his high school education. When he finished his studies in 2006, he became a graduate and attained a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science.
Philip Townsend Career
Townsend works for 13News Now as a weekday co-anchor of 13News Now at 4 and 4:30 p.m. He joined the station in October 2016. Previously, he worked for WFAA in Dallas/Fort Worth as a reporter for 2 years. He has reported feature and human interest stories across Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina. The Norfolk native has attained four Emmys.
Before WFAA, he worked at 13News Now as a transportation reporter for 4 years. For 3 years, he broadcasted the multi-billion-dollar Midtown and Downtown Tunnel projects and the expensive tolls they brought to drivers. Landmakers were held responsible and many frustrated taxpayers were heard due to his reports. Townsend served the ABC affiliate in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, WHSV as a reporter for two and a half years.
With a pride in visual storytelling, he brings stories to life by shooting and editing them himself. He dines his wife at the numerous beautiful restaurants in the region. He always has time for sports, particularly tennis and volleyball. Additionally, he actively partakes in triathletes.
Philip Townsend Age
Townsend likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 30s.
Philip Townsend Height
Townsend stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches
Philip Townsend Family
Townsend’s mother, Katherine Savalas, celebrates ehr birthday every February 19th as suggested by the Instagram post he made on February 19, 2021, where he posted a picture of his mother and wished her a happy birthday. Even so, he has not disclosed more information about his parents, especially his father. He has a brother named Nick. On July 23, 2022, he posted a picture of himself and his brother when they were younger.
Philip Townsend Wife
Townsend married Lauren on June 28, 2014. On June 28, 2023, he posted a picture of himself and his wife on their wedding day on his Instagram account and wished her a happy 9th anniversary. The couple has a son named Emery who was born on January 19, 2019. He is 4 years old as of 2023. On January 19, 2021, he posted a picture of his son on his Instagram account and wished him a happy 2nd birthday.
Philip Townsend Net Worth
Townsend has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Philip Townsend Salary
Townsend earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Philip Townsend 13News Now
Townsend is working at 13News Now where he works alongside other famous anchors and reporters including;
- David Alan
- Angelique Arintok
- Brian Farrell
- Mike Gooding
- Dan Kennedy
- Bethany Reese
- Nicole Livas
- Alex Littlehales
- Janet Roach