Philip got his first opportunity to be a newscaster as an anchor for the student run campus radio station (at that time called WUAL-FM). After graduating, Philip got his first professional job in broadcast news as a reporter, anchor and community affairs talk-show host at the commercial radio station WTBC-AM and its sister station WUOA-FM in Tuscaloosa.
Philip broke into TV news reporting in Huntsville, Alabama as a reporter and community affairs talk-show host at WAAY Channel 31. From there, Philip moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to work at KOB-TV Channel 4. At KOB he was an early morning news anchor-producer and a reporter.
He returned to Alabama and became a reporter for WKRG-TV Channel 5 in Mobile. Later, Philip moved back to his hometown of Tuscaloosa and began working at WCFT-TV Channel 33 where he was a weekend news anchor-producer, weekday reporter and community affairs talk show host. While at Channel 33, Philip’s work was recognized by the Alabama Associated Press with it’s Best Reporter Award (1988).
Today, Philip co-anchors WVUA-TV News at 6 in Tuscaloosa. During his years at WVUA TV, he was recognized again by the Alabama Associated Press, this time with awards for Best Investigative Reporting and Best Series (2001). Also while working at WVUA-TV, Philip was invited to join Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication (1999). His induction into Kappa Tau Alpha resulted from his work toward earning a Masters Degree in Telecommunication and Film from the University of Alabama, which he completed in 2001.
In addition to working at WVUA-TV, Philip is also employed by Shelton State Community College in Adult Student Services.
Regarding the future, Philip hopes to continue to improve as an anchor and to ceaselessly strive to be the best and most informative communicator he is capable of being to better serve his community