Stone Phillips
Stone Stockton Phillips (born December 2, 1954) is an American television reporter and correspondent. He is the former co-anchor of Dateline NBC
Dateline NBC
Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC. It previously was NBC's flagship news magazine, but now focuses on true crime stories. It airs Friday at 9 p.m. EST and after football season on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST.-History:Dateline is historically notable for...

, a newsmagazine
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 TV show. He also has worked as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
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and Today and as a substitute moderator on Meet the Press
Meet the Press
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. He is known for his clear delivery and appearance of gravitas. This image was satirized by actor, Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
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, on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
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, and by Phillips himself in two appearances on The Colbert Report.

Early years

Phillips was born in Texas City, Texas
Texas City, Texas
Texas City is a city in Chambers and Galveston counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 41,521 at the 2000 census. It is a part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
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. His father, Victor, was a chemical engineer and his mother, Grace, was a teacher. Stone also has two siblings: a brother, Vic, and a sister, Minta.


While attending Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

, he was a starting quarterback
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 on the football team and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He also was a member of Yale's Scroll and Key
Scroll and Key
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Broadcasting career

In 1986 Phillips landed his first major on-air role as a correspondent for 20/20. That year he also was a substitute host on Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Good Morning America is an American morning news and talk show that is broadcast on the ABC television network; it debuted on November 3, 1975. The weekday program airs for two hours; a third hour aired between 2007 and 2008 exclusively on ABC News Now...

, and a sports anchor on ABC’s World News Sunday. While at NBC News, Phillips also hosted Weekend Magazine with Stone Phillips. On October 17, 2005, Phillips was a guest on the premiere episode of The Colbert Report.

Phillips anchored Dateline NBC from its inception until July 2, 2007, when NBC, due to cost-cutting, did not renew his $7 million contract. His anchor seat has not been replaced.


Phillips lives in New York with his wife, Debra, and their son, Streeter Phillips (b. 1988).

External links

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