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Kris Vera-Phillips

Senior News Producer
Kris Vera-Phillips is an Emmy Award-winning journalist at KPBS San Diego where she manages Evening Edition, a nightly television news program on San Diego's PBS station.

Beyond the newsroom, Kris serves as a board member for the San Diego chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and she helped raise awareness about public media and the need for diversity in newsrooms as a Next Generation Leadership fellow.

Before public media, Kris produced news shows for CBS and NBC in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press Television-Radio Association.

Beyond the television newsroom, she launched and managed the local news site, Newark Patch. She taught American broadcast news classes at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. 

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