Stone Phillips is an American journalist who started his reporting career from 1986. He is best known as a television reporter and correspondent, probably recognized for his former position on NBC News show ‘Dateline NBC’.
On 23 May 2007. Stay tuned to know more about the popular journalist’s personal life and professional as well. Also, discover why did he leave the NBC News in 2013 and what he did thereafter?
Caption: The American TV newscaster, Stone Phillips
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Stone Phillips: Bio, Family, Career
The reporter was born on 2 December 1954, in Texas City, Texas, the United States. He was born as Stone Stockton Phillips to parents Victor and Grace Phillips. His father was a Monsanto chemical engineer and mother, a school teacher. He has two siblings; brother, Victor III and sister Minta. The siblings were raised in the Claymont section of Ballwin, Missouri. Additionally, he has an ancestry of Scottish.
Regarding his education, he was an honored student at Parkway West High School in Ballwin, Missouri. During his high school, he also played as a starting quarterback of the school football team. Later he joined Yale University and continued to excel in academics and athletics. In his college days, he played for the Yale Bulldogs Squad who had won the Ivy League football championship. At that time, he was a member of Yale’s Scroll and Key secret society. Further, he has received the university’s prestigious F. Gordon Award for outstanding academic and athletic leadership. In 1977, he graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Philosophy.
Stone Phillips: Career & Life Achievements
After graduation, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he began to work as a math teacher and remedial reading at the Fulton County Juvenile Detention Center. Also, he did some minor jobs like a waiter while he was preparing an entry-level news position at WXIA-TV, the local NBC affiliate. After working as a reporter, writer, and broadcast producer in Atlanta, he landed a job at ABC News in 1980. He served as an assignment editor for the Washington, D.C. based news bureau.
Later in 1982, he became an on-air correspondent for ABC. He has covered major events including war in Lebanon, the exodus Vietnamese boat people in the mid-1980s, and Rajiv Gandhi’s election campaign following the assassination of his mother, Indira Gandhi. In 1986, he promoted to a regular role on the ABC News magazine 20/20. In 1992, after working for twelve years with the network, he left to join the NBC network.
However, he worked with the NBC till his time period for the show ‘Dateline NBC’. He served the show with his co-anchor, Jane Pauley. During his time with NBC, he had also hosted Weekend Magazine with Stone Phillips. Also, he conducted some of the notable interviews such as the U.S. Army soldier Lynndie England, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and Russian President Boris Yeltsin. However, the network didn’t renew his further $7 million contracts. so, he worked with the network until 2 July 2007.
He has also been guest on the premiere episode of ‘The Colbert Report’ hosted by Stephen Colbert as well as in ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘. In 2012, he contributed reports for the PBS NewsHour. In 2013, he produced and hosted the show ‘Moving with Grace’ on PBS stations. He has also reported on golf course water usage for the Golf Channel in the same year.
Stone Phillips: Personal Life & Wife
Phillips is happily married to his wife Debra Del Toro-Phillips. Debra, as a kid, moved to New York City but she has an ethnicity of Puerto Rican. She has a successful career as a fashion designer. After getting success in her career, she returned to college where she gained a master’s degree in social work. Together, the couple had welcomed their first child, son Streeter Phillips in 1988. Though after seven years they had a daughter in August 1995, she died on the same day.
Caption: Phillips and his wife Debra
He currently resides in New York with his family. Further, he has not shared much information on his personal life or past relationships. Moreover, the reporter has been rumored once when he left NBC News. But then he never had involved in any controversies or violence for his personal life.
Stone Phillips: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to his earnings, the reporter has been reporting since his graduation. Therefore, he is making a good income out of his reporting career. He had worked with the Nation’s best news bureau like ABC and NBC News. He surely had been paid a good amount from these networks as well as from his current destination work. His net worth has an estimation of around $15 million.
He is active over different social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. But he does not seem active on Instagram. On Twitter, he has an unverified account @stonephillips with over 1.3k followers. He has a Facebook account under the account @stonePhillipsReports with over 1.5k followers. Additionally, he also runs his own website ‘@stonephillipsreports‘.
w/ Regis@The View. had him sign his new bk, he thanked me for "buying it" & wrote"To Stone, One of my heroes." FUNNY! pic.twitter.com/Dkm8PK0C
— Stone Phillips (@stonephillips) January 31, 2012
Stone Phillips: Body Measurements
The journalist has a tall height of 6 feet 2½ inches or 1.89 meters. No information on his body weight or statics. He has a light brown hair color with brown eye color.