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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Old Water Tower Remains As Symbol

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

01/23/2015

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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

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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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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned, Attorney Says Faulty GM Part Is To Blame

A judge in Van Zandt County has reversed a guilty plea and manslaughter conviction for a woman who was the victim of one of General Motor’s faulty ignition switches.

11/24/2014

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Tracking Down McKinney’s Namesake

Exactly how did McKinney get its name? And Collin County? KRLD’s L.P. Phillips says both can be traced to the same guy.

11/13/2014

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Loophole Prevents Texas Workers’ Comp Patients From Receiving Medicare

There may be a loophole that blocks anyone who has ever used workers’ compensation in Texas from getting Medicare claims paid.

11/10/2014

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Person Of Interest Denies Wrongdoing In Disappearance Of Christina Morris

The man who Plano police say was last seen with missing Fort Worth woman Christina Morris denies any wrongdoing, even after police search his vehicle for a second time.

11/04/2014

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Dez’s Domestic Violence Charge Still Pending In Dallas Court

Court records show the misdemeanor domestic violence case against Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is still pending, even though it was supposed to be dismissed a year ago.

10/30/2014

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Road Junk Nearly Kills Two Drivers In Garland

Two incidents of junk flying across highways in Garland, have almost killed two unsuspecting drivers.

10/27/2014

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Williams Murder Trial Resumes After Judge Refuses To Move Trial

Jury selection in the Kaufman County murder trial has resumed in Rockwall after the judge refused to move the trial a second time.

10/17/2014

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