Geoff Phillips retires and departs WIN News

Veteran newsreader Geoff Phillips is retiring and finishing up at WIN News.

Amy Duggan, Geoff Phillips and Tanya Dendrinos

The announcement:

The WIN Network has announced the retirement of esteemed newsreader and WIN News veteran, Geoff Phillips.

Mr. Phillips departs his role as WIN News presenter across the network. Celebrating a media career spanning more than 30 years, Phillips is a key identity in Australian regional broadcast media. Delivering a full half hour of local news, sport and weather weeknights at 6pm, he was instrumental in driving the continued support of WIN News and engaging passionate regional audiences.

Originally from Nambucca Heads, Phillips’ media career has spanned both radio and TV. While studying for a Psychology degree part-time at the University of NSW, he worked as a clerk, labourer and professional punter before entering the radio industry in 1970 and fulfilling a variety of roles from breakfast host to sports editor and trots caller.

Upon joining WIN in 1988, Phillips focused his passion for sport and radio experience into the role of sports presenter on WIN News. More than three decades on, he departs as a highly respected newsman.

“When it comes to regional news, the passion and commitment of Geoff Phillips is undeniable,” said WIN Network CEO Andrew Lancaster.

“For more than 30 years, Geoff’s presence across WIN News ensures his absence will be felt. On behalf of everyone at the WIN Network, we wish to thank Geoff for his commitment to regional news and his role in developing WIN News into the leading format and important role it plays today.”

WIN Network News Director Stella Lauri echoed the sentiment and applauded Phillips’ professionalism and influence.

“Geoff’s contribution to broadcast radio and television is immeasurable,” Lauri said.

“A true professional when delivering the news that matters to local communities, Geoff is not only the anchor that has steadied the ship for more than three decades, he has played a pivotal role in mentoring journalists and cameramen across the WIN Network.”

“I congratulate Geoff on his long, successful career and well-deserved retirement.”

Source: WIN media release


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