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Emmy winner Phil Shuman has been a news reporter and anchor here in Southern California for almost 30 years. Since 2002 Phil has worked for KTTV FOX 11, in the investigative unit, early in the mornings for Good Day LA, in the afternoons for Studio 11 LA, late into the night for the Fox 11 News at 10, and on the weekends.
When he's not at Fox 11, he also hosts programs on LA Cityview Channel 35 such as "Your Council District Close-Up," and "LA in Focus." This is the Los Angeles City owned cable television station. He's also a monthly columnist for the Sherman Oaks – Studio City News.
Before joining Fox, Phil literally traveled the worlds as an LA based news correspondent for the nationally syndicated magazine show EXTRA. Prior to that he spent 13 years at Channel 4 News, as part of KNBC-TV's top-rated 11 p.m. Channel 4 News 'Nightside' newscast. Phil has covered everything from the Conrad Murray Trial, to the OJ Simpson case to the Rodney King beating to the Los Angeles riots to the Oscars, to the Olympics--the list goes on and on.
Phil has been an adjunct lecturer in the journalism department at the Annenberg School at USC; he's hosted his own talk show on KABC AM 790 here in Los Angeles, and written for the Jewish Journal. He's been a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles public schools, a lecturer at a trade school called Los Angeles Broadcasters, and an instructor on media relations during emergencies for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. , He's a member of the Studio City Beautification Association and also the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles,
After graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Economics, from Williams College in Massachusetts, his first job was as a reporter, anchor and sportscaster at KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas, an NBC affiliate, from 1979 until 1981. Phil moved on to KWTV, the CBS station in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he worked from 1981 to 1983, when he moved to Los Angeles. He lives in Studio City with his wife and children.