Phillip was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, but his family moved around a lot. In fact, Phillip has lived in Shreveport, Louisiana; Wichita, Kansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Evergreen, Colorado.
In his adopted home of West Monroe, Louisiana, Phillip graduated high school in 1981. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a degree in journalism and a minor in radio/TV/film.
Phillip's career also began in West Monroe, where in 1985, he became a sports reporter at KNOE AM/FM radio. He then moved to KAKE in Wichita, Kansas in 1990 as a weekend sports anchor. In 1994, Phillip moved to KCNC in Denver, Colorado as the morning news anchor.
A strong supporter of organ donation, Phillip donated a kidney to his friend, Dale Davis, in March 2007.
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