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

  2 military veteran families given free vehicles for holidays

  Girl sells paintings to cover medical expenses of rare chronic illness

  Chesterfield couple plans tribute to their dog that died in house fire

  Double amputee encourages students to drive safely

  ’Lauren the Veteran’ gets much needed help at RACC

  Heating lamp on back deck sparks Chesterfield fire that killed dog

  Thanksgiving meal giveaway gives boost to communities impacted by tragedies

  Robert E. Lee portrait causing controversy in court

  Central Virginia reacts to loss of a comic icon

  Anticipation grows ahead of midterm results

  Richmond community remembers lives lost in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

  VCU remembers victims of synagogue shooting

  Tree falls on house, landing where toddler was moments before

  Witness says she couldn’t believe her eyes after seeing naked man in Busch Gardens parking lot

  Woman says she was wrongly jailed over contempt charge

  City of Petersburg overdraws personal property tax payment from woman’s account

  Woman hits wandering cow; Virginia law says she responsible for damage, cow costs

  Richmond City Council approves off-track betting site

  Richmond mayor introduces new legislation for legalizing electric scooters

  North Richmond digging out from under tornado damage

  Community comes together to help each other recover from storm

  Atonement Mass held for Catholic church’s history of sexual abuse

  Parents, children react to school cancellation

  Chesterfield schools experience transportation issues

  Man in need of a roof says company didn’t think issues were a big deal