Eric Philips

Eric Philips anchors the weekend broadcasts of Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Eric joined the Eyewitness News team in August of 2013. Prior to coming to WSOC-TV and WAXN, Eric was a reporter for eight years at WSB, the Cox Media Group owned station in Atlanta, GA where he received numerous honors for his coverage of breaking news and investigative reporting.

Eric spent nearly five years as a national correspondent for CNN based out of the network's headquarters in Atlanta. There, assignments took him to the scenes of news stories from coast to coast. Some of his most notable coverage was during the 9-11 terrorist attacks, a mudslide in California and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.  Prior to that, Eric reported and anchored at stations in Norfolk, VA and Salisbury, MD rounding out nearly two decades in television news.

Though he has family throughout North Carolina, Eric is a New Jersey native who received his Bachelors Degree at Hampton University in Virginia.  A member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and The Brothers of 1-5-1, Inc. (a music fraternity), Eric is known for being active in the community.   He, his wife and their two young children reside in North Charlotte.

Latest from Eric Philips

Meck Co. issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday was a day of celebration for same-sex couples in Mecklenburg County. The courts started issuing marriage licenses early in the morning, after gay marriage became legal in North Carolina. There was an initial rush of people Monday morning coming uptown for marriage licenses, followed by those who were getting ...

Woman believes mountain lion attacked animals on farm

Sandy Cunningham isn't sure what to do because she's not positive what she's dealing with.   Something has been attacking animals on her farm and she believes it could be a mountain lion roaming in her Cherryville neighborhood.  IMAGES: Residents say mountain lion attacked animals   "I’m up at all ...

Lawmakers want to restrict flights from Ebola-plagued countries

Passengers flying to and from Charlotte’s airport expressed concerns about the Ebola virus in the United States but travelers like Justin Sarnowski are against a push by some lawmakers to restrict some international flights. Read more: Charlotte health leaders: 'We're prepared for Ebola' "I don't want to see flight restrictions ...

Local health officials say they are watching for Ebola

Health officials gathered at the Mecklenburg County Health Department united in one message they want the public to know about Ebola. "They can be reassured that there are folks that are watching out not only for sick individuals but also for protecting the public at large," said Mecklenburg County Medical ...

Charlotte health leaders: 'We're prepared for Ebola'

Local health officials assured Charlotte area residents Friday morning that they are prepared in case any new Ebola cases show up in the region. Those officials said they are confident because they've gone through their Ebola protocols in the past. During a news conference Friday morning, Dr. Stephen Keener -- ...

Police: Man arrested in connection to multiday robbery spree

Police said Michael Kelly went on a crime spree that started last Sunday at a Walmart on North Tryon Street, where they said he indicated he had a weapon and robbed an employee. At a Sam’s Mart on North Tryon Street three days later, police said he told the clerk ...

Gay rights activists deliver petition to Pittenger after comments

Leaders in the LGBT community walked a petition into U.S. Rep. Robert Pittinger's Charlotte office Thursday morning with 30,000 signatures on it. Organizers said they are upset over comments congressman Pittinger made during a recent town hall led them to take action. They claim the congressman said employers should have ...

Charlotte charter school to close unexpectedly Friday

For parents dropping off their students at Concrete Roses Stem Academy in southeast Charlotte Thursday morning, the reality was still setting in. “The kids broke down, started crying and that hurts me when the kids started crying, saying they didn't want to go to another school," said parent John Williams. ...

Official: Meck Co. 911 receives 36k domestic calls yearly

Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg officials were arrested on Friday, each accused of domestic violence. Their arrests come as cases, like Carolina Panthers’ player Greg Hardy, launch the problem into national spotlight. Charlotte firefighter Randall Kennedy left the Mecklenburg County Courthouse Monday arm in arm with Yamina Oliver -- they both made their ...

Police: Man wanted in deadly shooting found hiding under bed

Albert Scott lives in this home on Chambers Street where shots were fired overnight Friday leaving one man dead in his kitchen.   “It was terrible for me to see it,” Scott said.   He said he was in bed when he heard Keith Keaton Jr., who was visiting his ...

 
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