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