Bob Phillips Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Books, Net Worth, Salary

Bob Philips
Bob Philips

Bob Phillips Biography

Bob Phillips is an American television columnist most famous for his long-running program Texas Country Reporter. He was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 20005, the Association that gives the Emmy Awards; the honor is directed to professionals who have spent over 25 years of their television career in Texas and made significant contributions to their industry and their communities.

Bob Phillips Age

How old is Bob? Phillips is 71 years old as of 2022. He was born Robert Leon Phililps on June 23, 1951, in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on June 23rd every year.

Bob Phillips Wife

Bob wedded KFDM-TV anchor Kelli Lee Phillips. She later joined him as co-host of Texas Country Reporter in September 2015. The couple has a farm in Medina, Texas. However, they have not disclosed whether they have any children together.

Bob Phillips Family

Phillips was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in the hospitality industry where his mother specialized in helping hotels to establish their housekeeping staff. However, Bob has not disclosed the names of his family members including his father, mother, and siblings.

Bob Phillips Education

Phillips attended and graduated from Byan Adams High School. He later attended Southern Methodist University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1973 and a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 1977. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Amberton University since 1987 and teaches communications courses.

Bob Phillips Career

Phillips started his journalism career at local CBS affiliate KDFW-TV as a dispatcher during his first year in college. He used the opportunity and started learning to use a TV camera and within three months, he was reassigned as a photographer. He got his break in March 1970 when he was sent to shoot a film about a possible drowning, and no reporter was available to interview the youths involved, who had survived. After setting the camera, Bob stepped in front of the camera to report the story while the camera ran itself.

He also traveled extensively with The Dallas Cowboys NFL team during the 1970s, shooting on the sidelines at the team’s games. Later in 1972, he started his special half-hour weekend program feature, and 4 Country Reporter debuted in 1972. In 1986, he left Channel 4, remained on the show Texas Country Reporter, and began producing and syndicating it through his own company, Philips Productions. The show aired in all 22 broadcast markets in Texas, including viral station WFAA, which remained the show 8 Country Reporter.

In addition to his extensive broadcast career, Bob has authored several books mostly on Texas travel and cuisine.

Bob Phillips Net Worth

Phillips has an estimated net worth of between $5 million – $10 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as a broadcast journalist.

Bob Phillips Salary

Phillips receives an approximate annual salary of between $40,000 – $110,000.