Eric Philips

Eric Philips

Eric Philips is a reporter and anchor for NBC12. In addition to being part of the 12News Today team, Eric covers stories across Central Virginia. Eric is an award-winning journalist, who has covered news for local stations in Charlotte, Atlanta, Norfolk, and Salisbury MD. 

He also served for five years as a correspondent for CNN where he covered stories coast to coast. A native of Morristown, NJ, Eric is no stranger to Virginia having graduated from Hampton University and worked in Hampton Roads. He's a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Brothers of 1-5-1, Inc.


  • Emmy Award - Best Morning Newscast (2017)
  • AP Spot News Award
  • Letter of Commendation from the FBI
  • Echoes of Excellence Award for Feature Reporting


  • Hampton University, BA Mass Media Arts

Recent Articles by Eric

  FedEx employee allegedly steals woman’s package with daughter’s Christmas gift inside

  ‘I hope you burn in hell,’ Ashland jewelry store owner says to burglar

  Bystander jumps in to help delivery driver up icy hill

  Pets missing after snow storm

Nation says goodbye to America’s 41st president