Posted Aug 10 2015 02:50PM PDT
Updated Jan 11 2019 09:00PM PST
Emmy winner Phil Shuman has been a news reporter and anchor in Southern California for almost 40 years.
Phil has worked for KTTV FOX 11 since 2002, where he is currently the weekend co-anchor and a general assignment news reporter for KTTV's 5 and 10 o’clock newscasts. He has also worked in the investigative unit, for Good Day LA, and as a Sportscaster.
Before joining Fox, Phil traveled the worlds as an LA-based news correspondent for the nationally syndicated magazine show EXTRA. Prior to that he was with Channel 4 News in Los Angeles, for 13 years as part of KNBC-TV's top-rated 11 p.m. Channel 4 News 'Nightside' newscast, and was also an NBC Network News contributor.
In his long career Phil has covered some of the biggest stories in Southern California and the country, such as the OJ Simpson case, Michael Jackson’s death, the Rodney King beating, the LA riots, Conrad Murray Trial, JFK Jr’s plane crash, the Andrew Cunanan murders, fires, earthquakes, Emmys, Oscars, the Olympics the World Series the NBA Championships -- the list goes on and on.
Phil has hosted programs on LA Cityview Channel 35, LA’s cable TV station, such as "Your Council District Close-Up," and "LA in Focus." He also wrote a monthly columnist for the Sherman Oaks - Studio City News, and had a weekly talk show on KABC Radio AM 790. He has been an adjunct lecturer in the journalism department at the Annenberg School at USC, 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.
Phil graduated 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, before moving on to KWTV, the CBS station in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he worked until he moved to Los Angeles and KNBC. He lives in the San Fernando Valley and is married, with two children.