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Preston Phillips is the weekend co-anchor for 10News at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm.
Preston was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Orange County, where he attended Rancho Santa Margarita High School. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Preston is also working toward his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Preston’s first on-air job was at KIEM-TV in Eureka, California, where he served as the primary weeknight evening anchor at 6pm and 11pm. He went on to anchor and report at KSEE-TV in Fresno, California before landing at KGTV in July of 2009.
In addition to co-anchoring the weekend evening newscasts, Preston specializes in providing live, breaking news and investigative reports for the 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 11pm weekday newscasts.
Preston has worked on 10News at 11pm since he arrived at KGTV and has been instrumental in helping the station become San Diego's #1 choice for late night news.
In 2013, Preston was awarded a "Best Evening Newscast" Emmy for live coverage on 10News at 11pm of Junior Seau's death. In 2012, Preston was awarded a "Best Evening Newscast" Emmy for live coverage on 10News at 11pm of the historic San Diego County blackout. In 2011, Preston was nominated for three Emmy's for "On Camera Talent - Anchor," "Best Evening Newscast," and "Investigative Report - Series."
Preston is very active in and around the San Diego community as a speaker and as a Master of Ceremonies for community events.
Outside of broadcasting, Preston works with traumatic brain injury survivors and also mentors young men and women in and out of state prisons and jails.
Preston cherishes family time with his son McKinley and wife Ariana, a former 10News reporter.
The three are expecting another new addition, a girl!
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