- Host and Producer of Emmy-Award Winning “Texas Country Reporter” TV Series
- Silver Circle Inductee by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Widely recognized as the host of the television series “Texas Country Reporter,” Bob Phillips continues to amaze viewers with his down-to-earth episodes focused on the back roads and rural areas of Texas. Available to over 60 million homes across the nation and airing in all of Texas’ television markets, the “Texas Country Reporter” is theread the rest
Widely recognized as the host of the television series “Texas Country Reporter,” Bob Phillips continues to amaze viewers with his down-to-earth episodes focused on the back roads and rural areas of Texas. Available to over 60 million homes across the nation and airing in all of Texas’ television markets, the “Texas Country Reporter” is the longest running, independently produced television show in the U.S. The show has earned more than 30 Emmy Awards, including the prestigious Silver Circle induction for Bob Phillips by the National Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences.
As a young college student and photographer, Bob Phillips started his journey into broadcast journalism at the Channel 4 station in Dallas. His budding career involved coverage of President Nixon’s inauguration and traveling with the Dallas Cowboys. After branching out from political and sports coverage to focus on topics that he was more interested in, Bob began producing feature stories. These features were included by the station as part of the “4 Country Reporter” program. A few years later, Bob Phillips ventured on his own to continue this television concept through his in-house production company, Phillips Productions. He ended up renaming the series as what viewers know now as the “Texas Country Reporter.” Phillips Productions continues to provide media services to clients such as Southwest Airlines, Balfour Beatty, Dairy Queen, Mueller Inc., Capital Farm Credit, universities, and non-profit organizations.
Aside from the numerous esteemed television awards, Bob Phillips has also been honored with awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, Dallas Press Club, Telly Awards, Texas Historical Commission, and WorldFest International.
Bob currently resides in Beaumont, Texas with his wife, a former evening news anchor, Kelli. Kelli Phillips co-hosts the “Texas Country Reporter” with Bob. In addition to hosting the show and managing Phillips Productions, Bob also hosts part-time at the Escondida resort in Central Texas and teaches classes at Amberton University. He has authored several cookbooks and travel themed books, including the Texas Country Reporter Cookbook and 52 Offbeat Texas Stops series.read less
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