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|Born||Stone Stockton Phillips
December 2, 1954
Texas City, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Home town||St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
Stone Stockton Phillips (born December 2, 1954) is an American television reporter and correspondent. He is the former co-anchor of Dateline NBC, a newsmagazine TV show. He also has worked as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today and as a substitute moderator on Meet the Press. He is known for his clear delivery and appearance of gravitas. This image was satirized by actor Rob Lowe on Saturday Night Live, and by Phillips himself in two appearances on The Colbert Report.
Phillips was born in Texas City, Texas, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Victor, was a chemical engineer and his mother, Grace, was a teacher. Stone has two siblings: brother, Vic, and sister, Minta.
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, and a sports anchor on ABC’s World News Sunday. While at NBC News, Phillips hosted Weekend Magazine with Stone Phillips. In February 1994, Phillips interviewed the notorious serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer. 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, in a cost-cutting move, did not renew his $7 million contract.
As of April 2012, Phillips was contributing reports to the PBS Newshour.
Phillips lives in New York with his wife, Debra, and their son, Streeter Phillips (b. 1988).