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

Residents upset over unfinished road in Matthews subdivision

Residents in the Forest Brook Estates Subdivision in Matthews are dealing with a mess on their main roadway.   The 20-home subdivision was first approved in 2007 when the developer put in the initial road but then the recession hit and construction stalled for years. Oscar Drive suffered deterioration by the ...

Friends, family remember woman who helped integrate Charlotte schools

Friends and loved ones called her “Lo-Lo.” Friends and family of Delois Huntley gathered at St. Paul Baptist Church in east Charlotte, where she was a devoted member, to celebrate her life. Huntley died early Sunday. MORE: Charlotte Hits 50th Anniversary Of School Integration "Because Delois Huntley had a relationship with ...

Woman says family was kicked off plane because of child’s behavior

Emily Kaiman was flying on a US Airways plane with her mother and four small children Sunday from Ft. Lauderdale back home to St. Louis. They had a layover in Charlotte that was supposed to last one hour, but turned into three hours.  When they got on the plane, Kaiman ...

Traps set to catch animal killing Charlotte neighborhood’s pets

A neighborhood is concerned after pets have been killed in a wooded area.   Lauren Pinkerman rescued her cat beau from the pound 10 years ago. She said he was part of the family. "A big fluffy white Turkish angora. A10-year-old cat," Pinkerman said. "All friends, family, anyone who knew ...

Community to help woman seriously injured in crash that killed husband

Last August, Robinette Tilley and her husband, Don Tilley, were riding their Harley on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville on the way back to their Statesville home when they crashed.     Don Tilley was killed and Robinette Tilley was seriously injured.   The community is coming together to help ...

Union Co. alcohol sales to be decided by voters

Union County Commission Vice Chairman Stony Rushing supports having the referendum on alcohol sales that will happen in 2016. Union County was once a completely dry county, and while many municipalities now allow beer and wine sales, it is still not allowed in the unincorporated areas. "If the people of ...

Completion of final leg of I-485 delayed again, contractor could face fines

The completion of the final leg of the Interstate 485 loop has been pushed back time after time, and Channel 9 has learned that it could be months before it's finished.   Eyewitness News anchor Eric Philips found out when the state said it must be done and the penalty ...

Anson Co. sheriff opens up about shooting death of granddaughter

Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid and his wife, Cassandra Reid, said they're slowly regaining strength after the painful loss of their 16-year-old granddaughter, Shaundasia Smith, who they had raised since she was 5 years old.   RAW video of interview   "Spiritually we're trying to get through it," the sheriff said. ...

Scholarship fund to be set up for man who died from Ebola

Josephus Weeks of south Charlotte is still shocked from the loss of his uncle Thomas Eric Duncan and the events that led up to his death.  "And I've not really had a decent night's sleep since then," Weeks said.  In October Duncan died of Ebola at a Texas hospital.  Read ...

Kannapolis police provide 'safe zones' for public transactions

The Kannapolis Police Department opened e-commerce safe zones Monday to allow residents to meet and complete transactions started on websites like Craigslist. The safe zone idea started with an email from Kannapolis resident Vicki Graham sent on March 18. Graham said she got the idea from a police department in ...