Preston Phillips Biography
Preston Phillips is an American Emmy Award-Winning journalist working for KOMO News as a producer, anchor, and LIVE directs breaking news coverage. He joined KOMO in 2018.
Preston Phillips Education
Phillips attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University, where he majored in broadcast journalism. He nonetheless attended Mississippi State for several years and has been passionate about the weather ever since he was young. He is also an FAA licensed drone pilot.
Preston Phillips Career
Phillips co-anchors Seattle’s #1 rated 11:00 p.m. newscast, Monday to Friday as well as co-anchors KOMO News at 3:30 p.m. He has covered several major stories including “Sandpoint Carjacking,” after a gunman opened fire on a King County Metro Bus, hitting the driver, then carjacking two cars, shooting and killing one driver, then killing another in a head-on collision.
Phillips reported LIVE from The Oscars in Hollywood, providing nearly a week of coverage from the red carpet for KOMO and Sinclair stations around the country. That happened in February 2020. He has also worked with other networks prior to joining KOMO. Prior to KOMO, he previously worked for KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona where he served as the co-anchor of the weekday morning and noon newscasts. He also worked for KGTV in San Diego where he served as the weekend evenings anchor right before joining KPHO in Phoenix.
Phillips also released a special series of exclusive, investigative news reports. The report features Assyrian Christian refugees who fled to San Diego, leaving behind families in the Middle East. He was also the first journalist to enclose that Chelsea King, a San Diego teen was nowhere to be found. Later on, Chelsea was found murdered along a San Diego trail, Phillips. Additionally, he worked for KSEE, in Fresno, California where he served as a reporter and anchor before joining KGTV in San Diego.
Phillips started his career at KIEM, in Eureka, California, where he served as the weeknights anchor at 6:00 and 11:00. While still in Phoenix, he has nonetheless managed to be in a fundraising effort that has brought in nearly a million dollars for military members and veterans throughout Arizona.
Preston Phillips Age
Phillips likes to keep his personal life private 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 40s.
Preston Phillips Height
Phillips stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Preston Phillips Family
Phillips has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Phillips has any siblings.
Preston Phillips Wife
Phillips is happily married, however, the name of his wife and the day they got married is still unknown. He evidently posted a photo of him and his wife celebrating their anniversary. Lastly, the couple is blessed with two children together. Phillips and his wife enjoy traveling together and exploring the country.
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Preston Phillips Salary
Phillips earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Preston Phillips Net Worth
Phillips has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Preston Phillips Awards
Phillips has also managed to win several awards including The Emmy Awards. He has won the award several times, therefore, making him one of the greatest journalists there is.