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A Conversation with Eric Philips - Evening Anchor WRIC (ABC Affiliate) - MHS Class of 1990

A Conversation with Eric Philips - Evening Anchor WRIC (ABC Affiliate) - MHS Class of 1990

Update: 2024-05-10
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Eric Philips was born and raised in Morristown, NJ. He attended Alfred Vail Elementary School, Sussex Avenue Middle School, Frelinghuysen Jr High and Morristown High School.

He is a graduate of Hampton University where he earned a BA in Mass Media Arts with an emphasis in Broadcasting. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Brothers of 1-5-1, Inc., a music fraternity where Eric showcases his vocal talents.

Eric joined the anchor team at WRIC ABC 8News in August 2021. He brings more than two decades of journalism experience and a passion for fair and accurate reporting to the newsroom.

Prior to joining the team at 8News, Eric was a National Security Correspondent and White House Correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network in Washington, D.C. He previously worked for CNN and broadcast stations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Norfolk and Salisbury, Maryland.

Television viewers in Central Virginia will remember Eric from his time at WWBT Channel 12 where he was an anchor and reporter.

While anchoring at WWBT Channel 12, Eric won an Emmy for the best morning show. He’s also been honored with an Associated Press award for breaking news coverage, a National Association of Black Journalists award for feature reporting and a commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for “Fugitive Files,” a series that aided in the capture of wanted criminals.

Eric lives in Henrico County with his wife and two children. In addition to singing, he likes to bowl, read, listen to podcasts and spend time with family and friends.

If you are interested in telling your Morristown story, contact us at Beyondthegreen76@gmail.com

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A Conversation with Eric Philips - Evening Anchor WRIC (ABC Affiliate) - MHS Class of 1990

A Conversation with Eric Philips - Evening Anchor WRIC (ABC Affiliate) - MHS Class of 1990

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