L.P. Phillips

lpphillips L.P. Phillips  L.P. Phillips is an Edward R. Murrow Award winning investigative reporter who has spent more than 30 years in radio and television news.

Phillips got his first break in radio when station WSPY-FM, Plano Illinois went on the air in 1974.  He and his classmates produced a weekly high school radio hour for Plano (IL) High School.

In 1976 Phillips began work at WSIE-FM, Edwardsville while attending Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  He performed his radio internship at the Capital Information Bureau, covering politics from the press room of the Illinois State Capitol.   He finished college in December, 1979.

He was hired as a full-time reporter two weeks later at WTAX/WDBR-FM, Springfield Illinois.  There he learned and honed his experience covering courts and learning the beginning steps of investigative reporting, exposing waste in local politics and tracking down a conman who bilked the city.

In 1984, Phillips was hired to anchor and cover courts at WJBC/WBNQ Bloomington Illinois.  In 1987, Phillips became the youngest member of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association to be elected President.

In February 1988, Phillips switched to television and was hired as a reporter for WMBD Television.  He learned to use the television camera to expose waste and corruption in politics and government.  Travels took him to Ecuador and Saudi Arabia.

In October 1992, the Phillips family left the friendly landscape of Illinois for the desert of Nevada as Phillips began work for KTNV Television.

Though it was a fascinating job, the tutorial in reporting on the gaming industry led Phillips to KTVI Television St. Louis where he reported on the new industry of riverboat gambling.

In 1996, Phillips got a call from KXAS Dallas where he was hired full time as an investigative reporter.  During his two years with the station, Phillips broke stories on government waste, fraud and a huge underground fuel leak at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

In 1998, Phillips joined the syndicated show The News of Texas, a network newscast that covered stories of Texas interest for a nightly newscast.

Then in 2001, he joined the staff at KRLD, where he has covered hurricanes, executions, the shuttle explosion and a myriad of stories.

Phillips has been married to his wife, Cathy, since 1981.  They are the proud parents of three grown children, Ben (married to Mary-Helen), Matt and Kimberly.

Phillips is the winner of 45 broadcast awards, including Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting, spot news coverage and newsroom excellence.

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Texas Attorney General Paxton Puts Together Legal Defense

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appears to have put together a high-power, high-profile legal team to defend him against felony charges.

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Allen Man Loses Appeal Of Murder For Hire Conviction

An Allen man who admitted he tried to his wife killed two years ago is staying in prison

08/21/2015

Talal Ali Chammout - Uber driver arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a woman

Uber Driver Accused Of Sex Assault Violates Bond

The former Uber driver who is accused of raping one of his passengers is apparently headed back to jail.

08/20/2015

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Federal Judge Issues Ruling In Arlington Open Carry Lawsuit

In a short ruling this morning, Federal Judge Reed O’Connor has sided with the organization Open Carry Tarrant County and ruled against the city of Arlington.

08/12/2015

I-35 Express Project

I-35 Express Project Should Bring Needed Relief

The trip between Denton and Dallas, for many, is a necessary, daily beating. But Phase I of the I-35 Express Project should bring some needed relief.

08/03/2015

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Four Family Members Indicted In Beating Of 14-Year Old Pregnant Girl

A Dallas County grand jury has indicted family members of a teenager who says she was savagely beaten to end a pregancy.

07/28/2015

Picture taken in the early 30s (between 1932 and 1934) of notorious robbery partners Bonnie Parker (R) and W.D. Jones, well know as part of Bonnie and Clyde, who robbed and murdered in the United States during two years until they were shot dead at a police road-block in Louisiana in 1934. (Photo AFP/GettyImages)

Rockwall’s Checkered History

Rockwall may be up-and-coming….but about 70 years ago Rockwall County seemed to attract some of the bigger names in crime.

07/17/2015

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46 North Texans Arrested In Massive Drug Ring Bust

A huge drug-conspiracy indictment was unsealed in Dallas charging 46 people with heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine distribution.

07/15/2015

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Grand Jury Names Accidentally Made Public

An employee at the Collin County District Clerk’s office accidentally sent a secret document listing members of a grand jury to 93 e-mail recipients.

07/09/2015

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Possible Plea Deal In Dallas County Corruption Case

He wasn’t a well known name, but Christian Campbell has suddenly become important to federal prosecutors who are going after Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

06/30/2015

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The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Talks ‘Love And Mercy’

Brian Wilson spoke with the ultimate Beach Boys fan in the KRLD newsroom, LP Phillips, about the new movie chronicling his life, “Love and Mercy.”

06/24/2015

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Family Reacts To Man’s 45 Year Sentence For Shooting Boy In Face

The family of the child says they feel justice has been served with the 45-year sentence.

06/19/2015

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