Phillips, Stone 1954–

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PHILLIPS, Stone 1954


Full name, Stone Stockton Phillips; born December 2, 1954, in Texas City, TX; son of Victor (a chemical engineer) and Grace (a schoolteacher) Phillips; married Debra, c. 1986; children: Daniel Streeter. Education: Yale University, B.A. (cum laude), philosophy, 1977.

Addresses: Office c/o Dateline NBC, NBC News, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.

Career: News reporter and anchor. WXIATV, Atlanta, GA, worked as reporter and producer, beginning in 1977; ABC News, affiliated with documentary unit, then assignment editor in Washington, DC, 197981; general assignment news correspondent, 198286; and contributing correspondent for MSNBC; worked as a remedial reading teacher in Atlanta, GA.

Awards, Honors: F. Gordon Brown Award, Yale University, 1976; Emmy Award nomination (with others), coverage of a single breaking news story, 198687, for "The Challenger Explosion," World News Tonight with Peter Jennings; Emmy Award nomination (with producer Ene Riisna), background/analysis of a single current story, 198788, for "To Bring His Daughter Home," 20/20; three National Headliner Awards, outstanding journalism; Overseas Press Club of America Award; National Association of Black Journalists Award; American Medical Association Award; American Psychological Association Award; B'nai B'rith Award; National Collegiate Athletic Association PostGraduate Scholar; admitted to Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame, National Football Foundation.


Television Appearances; Series:

Reporter, 20/20 (also known as ABC News 20/20 ), ABC, 19861991.

Anchor, Dateline NBC, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Opening Ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games, 1995.

Anchor (Dateline NBC ), The Greatest Generation, NBC, 1999.

Host (Dateline NBC ), Witness to an Execution, NBC, 2001.

Host, MSNBC Investigates: Black Hawk DownThe Somali Connection, MSNBC, 2001.

Presenter, The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, 1997.

Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration ), NBC, 2002.

Anchor, Michael Jackson Unmasked, NBC, 2003.

Host, ER 200: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, ABC, c. 1986.

Substitute host, Good Morning America, ABC, 1986.

Guest sports anchor, World News Sunday, ABC, 1986.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1992.

Also worked as substitute anchor for Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News, and Today.



Broadcasting & Cable, June 29, 1998, p. 68.

People Weekly, April 1, 1996, pp. 6566.

Texas Monthly, July, 1996, p. 20.

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