Preston Phillips is a multi-Emmy® Award-winning anchor and reporter for San Diego's ABC affiliate, KGTV, 10News.
Preston co-anchors the weekend evening newscasts at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm.
In 2014, Preston was awarded "Best Weekend Newscast" at the 40th Annual Southwest Pacific Emmy Awards, where Preston also received his 2nd Emmy nomination for "Best Anchor" and a nomination for "10News at 7," in which he provided a live breaking news report shortly after embattled former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigned.
In 2010, Preston was the first reporter to break the news on-air regarding the disappearance and massive search effort underway for a missing San Diego teen, that would turn out to be Chelsea King.
Preston turned investigative and breaking news reports in the days leading up to and following her killer, John Gardner's arrest and sentencing.
In 2008, Preston traveled to Juarez, Mexico with a camera crew during the height of the cartel killings, in an effort to help free a wrongfully charged U.S. Army veteran facing a life sentence in the notorious Cereso prison for bringing guns and ammunition into Mexico.
His effort was successful and Preston was credited by officials with the U.S. Consulate for saving his life.
In addition to anchoring the weekend evening newscasts, Preston also provides live, breaking news and investigative reports for the 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 11pm weekday newscasts.
Preston was born in Atlanta, Georgia and also lived in Chicago, Illinois for several years before moving to Southern California in the late 80's.
Preston has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.
Preston is very active in and around the San Diego community as a speaker and as a Master of Ceremonies for community events.
Preston is passionate about news and passionate about helping others.
Preston is a daily advocate for survivors of traumatic brain injury and children in need.
For years Preston has mentored men and women in and out of state prisons and jails.
Preston and his wife Ariana have a son and daughter together, McKinley and Maya.