Stone Stockton Phillips renowned as media Stone Phillips is recognized personality & reporter of American Nationality. Well known for his show Dateline NBC, he also presents the NBC shows like NBC Nightly News and Today. Ahead of being linked with NBC he served ABC News with his news reporting for the show 20/20 and World News Tonight. He was born to Chemical Engineer father Victor Phillips and Teacher mother Grace Phillips. He was raised in Missouri alongside his brethren. He went to Parkway West High School where he was quarterback of football team. He then attended Yale University where he outshone in both athletic and academic career. He aided Yale Bulldogs with his quarterback skill as the team won Ivy League football Competition. Before graduating from University he was medaled with F. Gordon Brown Award for his outclass educational and sporty performance.
Date of Birth:
December 2, 1954 (age 59)
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Enlightening his professional vocation details, after earning Bachelor’s in Philosophy he relocated in Georgia. There he functioned as School teacher of Fulton Country Juvenile Detention Center. After working waiter to support his bills, he was offered job as assistant in NBC affiliated WXIA-TV. After serving two years as correspondent and author for WXIA-TV he was appointed by ABC News. He was given the post of project editor for Washington D.C news agency. He in 1982 started to cover the news as on air correspondent for ABC. He on the behalf of ABC reported news regarding American support to maintain peace in Lebanese Civil War, the migration of Vietnamese people as well as assassination of Indira Gandhi. In 1986 he was upheld as aider of ABC magazine 20/20 as well as was given chance to present Good Morning America and World News Sunday. He was praised for his work as anchor of Good Morning America as well as World News Sunday. After working for 12 long years with ABC he left the channel to join NBC News. In 1992 he was appointed as the co-presenter of NBC show Dateline NBC. He delivered the work of prominence with his co-anchor Jane Pauley.
He commenced his own show Weekend Magazine with Stone Phillips which was well received by his viewers. He for the channel interviewed long list of people. Some of them are Army Officer Lynndie England, Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and Russian President Boris Yeltsin and so on. This bunch of interviews led him to win Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview category. He also co-presented Dateline NBC from its starting. But this skilled media personality was released by NBC as they didn’t renew his Contract of 7 million dollar. It was rumored that he was fired from the show. Later it was stated that NBC was in financial crisis so it was just cost cutting move not more than that. But till date no one has substituted his show on NBC. He as invitee panelist serves The Colbert Report. He delivers motivational speech which inspires its viewers. He in 2012 started to work as news aider of PBS Newshour. He in 2013 reported on the water used by Golf Course for The Golf Channel. In 2013 he unconfined his documentary Moving with Grace which focused on providing good care of their old parents. The PBS affiliated documentary was well appreciated and had high number of viewers. The net worth and salary status of this personality is not mentioned in any of the sites in internet.
Taking about his personal life biography, he is married to his loving wife Debra. He shares a child with his wife. His daughter was born in 1995 but unfortunately died after couple of weeks. His wife is victim of Multiple Sclerosis. As his wife is sick he has to handle all the house hold works. His wife was successful fashion designer who holds master’s degree in Psychology. He is living a happy life with his family so it is not fair to discuss about other after nuptial issues like divorce.
As he is athletic he is seen shirtless most of the time. He is avid lawn tennis player where he shows his shirtless physique. He is one of the influential media personalities and is motivation for many new comers. He without doubt can be said one of the best reporters that America has ever got.
More information regarding him can be found in wiki which has his biography. He is active in social networking sites and is found active if searched.