Known in the WLOX newsroom for his creative writing and eye for great photography, Steve Phillips is one of our most well-rounded journalists. Read what's on his mind each week...More >>
WLOX-TV is the first television job for Steve Phillips following a long career in radio news.
The native of Peoria, Illinois moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Jacksonville, Florida.
He joined WLOX News in 1992, serving first as weekend assignment editor and reporter, then Jackson County bureau reporter. Steve also enjoys outdoor and environmental reporting and is often assigned stories that involve "boat trips."
Steve is a 1980 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He'd love to hear from any fellow "Salukis" alum's in South Mississippi. Steve and his wife Julie live in Ocean Springs with their teenage daughter, Amanda.
The whole family stays active at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where Steve has taught Sunday School for the past ten years. In his spare time, Steve enjoys trying to hit a golf ball, trying to catch fish, and trying to keep plants and flowers alive.