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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Price Gets 2nd Public-Financed Lawyer

Taxpayers will foot an even bigger bill for the defense of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price after a second public-financed lawyer was appointed to his legal team.

04/10/2015

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Fried Circuit Board Causes Communication Headache At DFW Airport

A circuit board burned out on the wrong computer at DFW International Airport today, causing the communications system to drop out.

04/03/2015

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The Telecom Corridor

Richardson is known for a lot of things, but in the digital world, it is branded the Telecom Corridor.

03/20/2015

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Judge Grants Price’s Request For Court-Appointed Defense Lawyer

A judge has granted Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s request to hire a second attorney in his corruption trial.

03/06/2015

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Pedestrians Warned Of Falling Ice In Downtown Dallas

City officials are warning pedestrians that melting ice has begun falling to the ground from high-rise buildings.

03/06/2015

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Eric Williams Returns To Court To Get Murder Conviction Overturned

Eric Williams will be back in a Kaufman County courtroom today trying to get his capital murder conviction and death sentence set aside.

02/25/2015

Eddie Ray Routh, charged with two counts of Capital Murder for the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, appears in court for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Accused Killer Of Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield To Stand Trial Next Week

The man accused of killing decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle will stand trial next week as scheduled.

02/03/2015

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Old Water Tower Remains As Symbol

If you drive through Keller, you cannot help but to notice the old water tower.

01/23/2015

Capital murder charges against Anthony Hill have been dismissed (Photo: Dallas County)

Dallas Capital Murder Charge Dismissed After Double Jeopardy Ruling

The capital murder charge against a Dallas man who went on a St. Patrick’s Day crime spree in 2012 has been dismissed, but prosecutors are trying to get the charge reinstated.

01/21/2015

Security camera footage of suspects wanted for aggravated robbery of Wing Stop in Lewisville, TX (Images via Lewisville Police Dept.)

Police Searching For Lewisville Wing Stop Robbers

Police in Lewisville are hoping pictures, a plea for help and some cash will help find the men who tried to hold up a Wing Stop restaurant last weekend.

01/16/2015

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At Least 10 Killed In West Texas Prison Bus Crash

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus transporting prisoners from Abilene to El Paso crashed Wednesday morning killing at least 10 passengers.

01/14/2015

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District Judge Tosses Open Carry Lawsuit Against City Of Arlington

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has tossed the lawsuit by Open Carry Tarrant County against the city of Arlington.

01/08/2015

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