Phil Lipof Biography
Phil Lipof is a media personality serving as an ABC News correspondent based in New York. He joined ABC News in August 2021 and had been freelancing before he was promoted to a full-time New York-based correspondent. Previously, he was the main anchor of the Boston NBC affiliate as well as anchor and reporter for Boston’s WCVB.
Phil Lipof Age
Lipof is 50 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 18, 1973, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Phil Lipof Height
He is 5 feet 6 inches tall approximately 1.65 meters or 165 centimeters.
Phil Lipof Nationality
He holds American nationality.
Phil Lipof Education
Lipof graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science – BASc focused in Speech Communication and Rhetoric from Syracuse University in 1995.
Phil Lipof Parents
Phil was born and raised in Boston. His roots in Boston run deep, with his mother Emily and four siblings still living in the area. His father, brother, and sister have served on the Newton City Council while his mother now retired, was one of the first women in the world to become a Rabbi, serving on a pulpit in Brookline.
Phil Lipof Wife
Who is Phil Lipof married to? Phil is married to Juli Auclair Lipof, a former news anchor at WHDH and a Digital Content Creator and Journalist. Phil met his wife in upstate New York when he was hired to be his co-anchor and they became the best of friends. The couple then moved from upstate New York to anchor and report in Miami where he proposed. One thing led to another and the couple wedded.
They are blessed with two kids, a firstborn daughter Daniella who turned 21 on April 16, 2023, and a second-born son Dylan who celebrated his 18th birthday on May 3, 2023.
When Phil is not reporting the news, he plays guitar, works out, and, most of all, spends time with his wife, their two children Daniella and Dylan, and their 5-pound Yorkie, Rosie.
Phil Lipof ABC News
Lipof is a full-time New York-based correspondent for ABC News. He was promoted to a news correspondent in October 2022. Before his promotion, Lipof had been freelancing for ABC News since August 2021 and had reported for World News Tonight with David Muir, Good Morning America, ABC News Live, Nightline, and other network news programming. During this time, he also traveled to Poland right before Russia invaded Ukraine and reported on the refugee crisis that was taking place.
Lipof anchored ABC News Live from Poland for three weeks once the invasion started reporting on those seeking safety as they crossed the border. He has also reported from Uvalde, Texas, covering the tragic school shooting, and was part of ABC News’ team coverage of Winter Storm Kenan.
Prior to joining ABC News, Lipof was the main anchor of the Boston NBC affiliate as well as anchor and reporter for Boston’s WCVB. He also served as an anchor/reporter at WABC in New York for eight years and as an anchor at WHDH in Boston alongside his wife, Juli.
He has received Emmy and Murrow Awards for his work and has been on the frontlines of major stories, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Boston Marathon bombing. Over the course of his career, while covering the happier side of news, he’s interviewed every living member of Led Zeppelin, jumped out of a plane with the Army’s Golden Nights, and played guitar with O.A.R. live on stage in front of thousands of their fans.
Phil Lipof Illness
“I almost died,” that’s how simply Phil can put it. He was diagnosed with DRESS (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms), a rare and often fatal condition where your body reacts adversely to medications after he started taking antibiotics for a staph infection on his elbow in August 2014.
One thing led to another and Phil’s condition worsened. “I was admitted to the hospital with dangerously low blood pressure, swelling kidneys, and an injured liver. I don’t remember that night, but I’m told the doctors knew making the correct diagnosis was critical,” he says.
Phil remained in the hospital for eight days, and it took months before he was completely healed.
Phil Lipof Salary
Lipof is paid around $51,000 per year at ABC News.
Phil Lipof Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023.
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