Stone Phillips is a well-known television presenter, anchor, and correspondent, best known for his excellent and brilliant skills in journalism. He was the star of the NBC show titled Dateline NBC as well as other famous television shows.
Prior to his journalism career, Phillips worked as a remedial reading and mathematics teacher at a Juvenile Detention Centre in Fulton County in Georgia. He started his journalism career in 1980 as an Assignment Editor for ABC News Bureau in Washington D. C. He is one of the highly acclaimed anchors of interviews and has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview.
Find out everything you need to know about the excellent reporter his biography, career, family, net worth, and other interesting facts about him below.
Stone Phillips Biography
Stone Phillips was born as Stone Stockton Phillips in Texas, in the United States on December 2, 1954. His father Victor Phillips is a chemical engineer while his mother Grace Phillips worked as a school teacher. He is of Scottish ethnic origin and holds American nationality.
While he was growing up, Phillips attended Parkway West High School located in Ballwin, Missouri and he emerged as an above-average student. After his graduation, he enrolled at Yale University where he studied Philosophy. He played football during his high school days and was the starting quarterback for his school football team. Philips was also a part of the Yale University team called the Yale Bulldogs squad that became champions in the Ivy League Football Competition held in 1976. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1977 and was also honored with F. Gordon Brown Award for outstanding academic and athletic leadership.
After his graduation, Philips relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he kicked off his career. First, he worked as a remedial reading and mathematics teacher at a Juvenile Detention Centre in Fulton County. Later on, he started working as a correspondent for a local NBC affiliate named WXIA-TV and after two years of working with them, Phillips was hired by ABC News as an assignment editor for their news bureau in Washington D.C. He gradually climbed the ladder of journalism and has covered stories in different parts of the world including the Lebanese war as well as the exodus of Vietnamese boat people.
Subsequently, he was given a regular role as a contributor to the ABC News magazine 20/20, he also appeared on shows like Good Morning America and World News Sunday.
However, he left ABC in 1992, bringing his 12-year-old stint to an end. After his departure, he joined NBC News where he started working as a co-host with Jane Pauley on the NBC show titled Dateline NBC. Later on, he anchored several shows including Weekend Magazine with Stone Phillips. He conducted countless interviews involving notable people such as Lynndie England, Jeffrey Dahmer, Boris Yeltsin, Benard Goetz among others. Later, he won an Emmy Award for an Outstanding interview following his excellent performances. He appeared as a guest on October 17, 2005, episode as well as the 2014 final episode of Stephen Colbert’s show titled The Colbert Report.
What Happened to Him?
The talented television anchor continued to soar high in his journalism career and in July 2007, his long career with NBC abruptly came to an end as a result of the non-renewal of his $7 million contract deal by NBC. After his departure, Phillips became a contributing reporter for PBS NewsHour in 2012 and he also presented a report on The Golf Channel, the reports were centered on golf water usage. Stone Phillips also began a documentary series titled Moving with Grace which airs on PBS Stations since 2013.
Wife and Son
Talking about his personal life, Phillips is one of the few people who doesn’t mix up their personal life with their professional life. He has succeeded in striking a balance between the two, thereby keeping his private life on a low key. If you’re thinking that this talented reporter isn’t married, then you’re totally wrong. Phillips has been married for several years now. He got married to his longtime sweetheart Debra and they have been together till date. Debra is a photographer as well as a very talented artist who has won many awards for her outstanding sculptural works. The couple, however, didn’t disclose any information regarding their wedding, the wedding date, and the venue to the media.
Stone and Debra have a son named Streeter Phillips who was born in 1988. They also lost a baby girl in 1995 just a day after her birth. The baby was said to have been born prematurely and was unable to survive. The loss affected the power couple so much that they plan to adopt a child in their later years.
The couple is having a blissful married life and there is no news or sign of divorce yet. They are currently residing in New York.
Stone Phillips Net Worth
The former NBC anchor Stone Phillips has had a successful career and amassed a lot of wealth for himself. He is currently living a luxury lifestyle with his family. His net worth has not been disclosed yet but it’s said to be more than $15 million.
NBC news anchors are said to be receiving an average salary between $33,000 and $129, 500 annually. Being a top-notch reporter, he had a $7 million contract with NBC. We hope to update this post when we have verified information regarding his net worth.
The brilliant reporter is also available on social media platforms such as Twitter
Quick Facts about Stone Phillips
Birth name: Stone Stockton Phillips
Date of birth: December 2, 1954
Birth City: Texas, United States
Birth sign: Sagittarius
Education: Yale University
Profession: Television reporter, Correspondent
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Marital Status: married
Spouse: Debra Phillips
Children: 1 (Streeter Phillips)
Net Worth: N/A