Each couple of years, followers of Dateline keep in mind authentic co-host Stone Phillips and marvel no matter occurred to him.
The tv reporter spent a number of years on our screens, first reporting main occasions such because the conflict in Lebanon and the exodus of Vietnamese boat individuals on-air for ABC.
He finally co-anchored Dateline NBC the place he would interview serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and at last hosted his personal present, Weekend Journal with Stone Phillips. So, the place is Stone Phillips right now?
No matter occurred to Stone Phillips?
Texas-born Stone obtained his begin as an entry-level author, reporter, and broadcast producer at Atlanta’s NBC affiliate. He was finally employed by ABC Information and coated main world occasions, together with Rajiv Gandhi’s election. At ABC, he was promoted to an everyday function on 20/20 and later grew to become a substitute host on Good Morning America earlier than turning into a sports activities anchor for World Information Sunday.
After twelve years with ABC, Stone moved over to NBC Information, the place he landed the job of turning into one of many authentic co-anchors, together with Jane Pauley, of Dateline. It was throughout his time at NBC that he performed a few of the most memorable interviews of his profession, akin to with infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz.
His interview with the subway vigilante earned Stone an Emmy Award for Excellent Interview, however the character left NBC after his Dateline contract didn’t be renewed in 2007.
Stone additionally occurs to have been the primary visitor on the premiere episode of The Colbert Report in addition to the final visitor to look within the present’s last episode.
In 2013, Stone introduced he had “modified venues,” and commenced contributing stories to the PBS NewsHour, the place he would additionally produce and host a documentary about his and his siblings’ efforts to offer care for his or her growing old mother and father. Shifting with Grace aired in 2014 and lots of of Stone’s era discovered the documentary a needed and shifting portrayal of what it is wish to look after one’s mother and father in outdated age.
Shifting with Grace may be the final time that Stone Phillips appeared on a TV display, although he maintained a weblog known as Stone Phillips Experiences the place he mentioned he could be reporting on “tales I consider are necessary. What sorts of tales? Tales that transfer me and shock me.”
He provides that the sort of story is “laborious to search out,” however that he’ll put them on the location when he does. “So test again each from time to time,” he says, although he would not appear to have added any new stories in some years.
We managed to search out Stone on Twitter, however he likewise hasn’t posted, replied, or retweeted anybody since 2017. In 2018, the anchor attended the premiere of Hulu’s The Looming Tower in New York Metropolis.
Stone is claimed to be residing in New York together with his spouse Debra, who, in accordance with her Instagram bio “help[s] these within the midst of ‘change’, as they downsize offering ‘renewal’ by means of useful beautiful ‘design’.”
The couple have a son, Streeter Phillips, who additionally works in leisure because the Director of Growth at Story Syndicate and the Co-Founder at The Every part.