Phil Williams Biography
Phil Williams is a journalist from the United States who works for News Channel 5’s nationally award-winning investigative team as the lead investigative reporter.
Phil Williams Age| Birthday
How old is Phil? He is 47 years as of 2 August 2021. He was born in 1974 in the United States of America. Phil celebrates his birthday every 2nd of August.
Phil Williams Education
Phil attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with honors.
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Phil Williams Height | Measurements
His height is not yet disclosed. However, details about his other body measurements will be updated as soon as possible.
Phil Williams Nationality | Ethnicity
What ethnicity is Phil? he belongs to the white ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in, the United States and he holds American nationality.
Phil Williams Parents | Family
He was raised by his parents, but he has not provided any information about his siblings or family in general. It is unknown whether he had siblings, and the identity of his father and mother is still unknown. He has kept the public in the dark about his childhood.
Phil Williams Wife | Married
William is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone. More details regarding his relationship will be updated as soon as possible.
Phil Williams Salary
He earns an annual salary of $1 Million.
Phil William’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Phil Williams Channel 5 |Career
For his investigations, he has received three duPont-Columbia University Awards and three George Foster Peabody Awards, both considered broadcasting’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. When Phil began his career as a print reporter, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Phil’s stories have exposed government waste and corruption, exposed sex offenders and other criminals teaching children, resulting in people receiving prison sentences, and caused legislators to create new legislation. On multiple occasions, he has been named to the Nashville Post’s “In Charge” list of the people shaping Middle Tennessee, as well as Business Tennessee’s “Power 100” list. In 2014, Phil and his coworkers won a Peabody Award for their research “Questions of Influence.”
Two years previously, he had won a DuPont Award for his study of Nashville’s General Sessions court system. For his investigation into insider contracts handed to colleagues of former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist, “Friends in High Places,” Phil has already won a Dupont and a Peabody Award. For his efforts, Phil received a George Polk Award, a National Headliner Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award, and an IRE Award. He was also a finalist for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Phil’s work has also been recognized by IRE with IRE Awards on multiple occasions, including his investigation into the “Perks of Power,” which received acclaim from state legislators and former University of Tennessee President John W. Shumaker. Phil was awarded the prestigious IRE Medal in 2001 for his investigation of the Metropolitan Police Department. His achievements have been noticed by his colleagues. Investigative journalists from throughout the country elected him to the IRE’s national board of directors in 2008, a position he held for four years. He was re-elected in 2014. The Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRE) is a non-profit dedicated to improving investigative reporting quality around the world.
Phil has won many regional Emmy Awards and has also received a national Emmy. He won a Peabody Award in 1993 for an investigation into special-interest lobbyists’ influence on Tennessee’s legislature. Phil’s investigation of unscrupulous state officials and gamblers who had taken over Tennessee’s charity bingo industry was a finalist for print journalism’s highest accolade, the Pulitzer Prize, in 1990. As a result, almost 75 people have been sentenced to prison.