Tappy Phillips Biography
Tappy Phillips is an American news correspondent for ABC News and was a Consumer Affairs reporter for WABC-TV in New York from 1996
to 2009. Phillips joined Eyewitness News in 1985. She has exposed exploitative talent agencies, cleared up a stalled worker’s compensation case and got a disabled bus driver a needed back operation and a right to work.
Tappy Phillips Age
The American news correspondent was born on February 5, 1948. She is 72 years old as of 2019.
Tappy Phillips Height
Have you been wondering how tall is Tappy Phillips an American news correspondent
Tappy Phillips Family
Tappy Phillips was born on 5th February 1948, in the United States of America. Moreover, she is an American by her nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Tappy Phillips Husband
She is not married yet and seems to be currently single. Furthermore, there are no records of her past affairs and relationships too. The reason for Phillips to be single might be her busy career schedule. As Phillips is not married yet and there are no records of her love life, her sexual orientation is straight.
Tappy Phillips PhotoTappy Phillips Image
Tappy Phillips Education
She attended the University of Lowa and later graduated with a BA degree in mass communications and philosophy. From a very young age, she had a keen interest in journalism and used to participate in many programs related to journalism
Tappy Phillips Career
She began her career as a news correspondent for the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Later, she became a Consumer Affairs reporter for the flagship station of the ABC television network, WABC-TV from 1996 to 2009. She reported the coverage of Bensonhurst trial verdict, a Long Island Folio Award and won an Emmy Award for her work. She won a New York State Broadcasters Award for her report on Plum Island. Furthermore, she started working in Eyewitness News, a style of news broadcasting used by local TV stations in 1985. Phillips is also a freelance photographer for the New York Times and Esquire. The 5 PM newscast of Eyewitness News honored Phillips while she retired from the newscast on 20th November 2009.
Tappy Phillips Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of around $1 Million as of 2019. Moreover, She earns a fruitful amount of salary from her profession as she is currently working for ABC News. The average salary of a correspondent of ABC News ranges from $93430 to $117964. So, Phillips might earn the salary of around $10,000 annually.
- While reporting in Eyewitness News, she exposed exploitative talent agencies, cleared up a stalled worker’s compensation case and got a disabled bus driver a needed back operation and a right to work.
- Phillips recently investigated a doctor named Florentine and his brother from Bensonhurst, New York who refused to give his patients their mammograms.
- Phillips is an avid learner and reader.
- She is an animal lover and has a pet dog in her house.
Eyewitness News’ Tappy Phillips retires; Ends 24-year run at Channel 7
Since 1996, Tappy Phillips has made people squirm when she showed up, camera in tow, to right a wrongdoing on WABC/Ch. 7’s “7 on Your Side” segments. Tonight, Phillips will feel like she’s on the hot seat when, after 25 years reporting for Ch. 7, she says goodbye on the 11 p.m. news.”I’m not really comfortable with accolades and tributes,” Phillips said yesterday. “I understand the station wants to do something; it’s not something I’ll enjoy.”The decision to leave is all hers. A moving company is packing up her place in New York and she’s heading to her home in Delaware, which sits next to a golf course.
She joined Ch. 7 in 1985 and moved into the consumer beat in 1996, where she fields hundreds of requests a week from viewers who feel they’ve been wronged. “When I get done with these people, sometimes I cry. I feel for their plight,” she said. One, she said, was the case of an 80-year-old woman who couldn’t get dentures. “She had no teeth. Her dentist wouldn’t give her the dentures. She didn’t have the money. But not only could she not eat, but she also could not take her medicine,” Phillips said. “She was slowly dying in her bed. That sort of punched me in the gut. That’s what gives me the fire to go after people.”The woman got her teeth, thanks to Phillips.
Co-workers rave about her. “She’s a delightful woman who truly cares about the people she covers,” said one. Another calls her a “quiet powerhouse.”She’s also among the last of those with 20-plus years at Ch. 7, a group that includes Art McFarland, NJ Burkett, Tim Fleischer, Sarah Wallace, and Jim Dolan.”I’ll be glad when it’s over,” she said of the on-air tribute. “I’ll probably be squirming a little bit.”Though she said she’s ready to go, Phillips realizes she’ll miss the business.”Being in news is such an amazing high,” she said. “It’s fun, and when you get down to the deadline and trying to get it all together, it’s a great feeling. I can’t imagine I won’t miss it, it’s been my life.”