Phillip Palmer
Phillip Palmer is the weekday midday anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also reports on solutions to community problems for Eyewitness News. Previously, Phillip served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor since joining the station in 1998.

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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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Phillip Palmer
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Phillip's Stories
San Bernardino County sheriff's HOPE program connects homeless population with services, support
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has created a program to link the homeless population with resources and service providers throughout the county.
Group addresses suicide rate among firefighters, pushes for support and prevention
Whether it's a house fire, a car accident, or even a helicopter crash that claimed nine lives, what firefighters see and experience over time can take a toll.
LAFD's Fast Response Vehicles help cut down on response time
LAFD's fast response vehicles are helping paramedics and firefighters come to the aid of patients, while saving time and resources.
Santa Ana PD officer donating kidney to former police partner
When a Santa Ana police detective needed a kidney transplant, his fellow officer wasted no time seeing if he was a match.
Tower communication, satellite images detail Kobe Bryant's helicopter flight path
Through tower communication and satellite images, Eyewitness News took a closer look at the flight path of the helicopter Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were on.
Jury awards $5.5M to family over 89-year-old woman's injuries at Tarzana senior facility
The family of an 89-year-old woman who fell at a Tarzana senior living facility was awarded $5.5 million after they sued and proved employees weren't properly trained.
LA County program helps homeless keep their pets as they seek housing
There are countless reasons and factors that contribute to homelessness. But for many, there's one very specific reason why they would rather stay on the street: they don't want to be separated from their pets.
Crimes against homeless people increased 24% in 2019 while overall crime decreased, crime data shows
An ABC7 analysis of LAPD data shows crimes against homeless people increased 24% in 2019, while crime overall decreased 6%.
Eyewitness This: Officials break ground on playground at Jenni Rivera Memorial Park in Long Beach
Officials in Long Beach broke ground Monday on a new playground at the Jenni Rivera Memorial Park.
Eyewitness This: Paintball gun assaults in L.A. climb, CA food stamp program expands, airfares on the rise
Police are warning of more crimes involving paintball guns in L.A. An expansion of CalFresh, the state food stamp program, is coming. Plus, airline fares are ticking upward - just in time for summer travel season.