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Kris Vera-Phillips

Senior News Producer

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Kris Vera-Phillips brings more than nine years of experience producing news shows and content in San Francisco, Sacramento and Topeka, Kansas. She knows how to juggle breaking news coverage and long-format segments, including live studio interviews with former State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Congressman Eric Swalwell. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press Television-Radio Association.

Beyond the television newsroom, she launched and managed the local news site, Newark Patch. She taught American broadcast news classes at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Outside of the newsroom, Kris indulges her appetite for travel and food with her husband and her cocker spaniel.

Recent Stories by Kris Vera-Phillips

Escondido Exhibit Untangles History of Hair

Escondido Exhibit Untangles History of Hair

Jan. 11
By Kris Vera-Phillips, Tom Fudge

A new exhibit opening Saturday at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido examines hair trends from Africa and how they are linked to cultures and identity.

Documentary Explores Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of Latinos

Documentary Explores Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of Latinos

Sept. 16
By Kris Vera-Phillips, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A PBS documentary shares the Latino experience during the Vietnam War, from their struggles on the battlefield to their struggles at home.

New Chief Prepares For San Diego Fire Season

New Chief Prepares For San Diego Fire Season

Sept. 28
By Kris Vera-Phillips, Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will, Peggy Pico

Veteran firefighter Brian Fennessy plans on increasing racial and gender diversity within the ranks as the new chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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