Phil Archer


Published On: Dec 06 2011 05:27:01 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 17 2012 12:05:11 PM CST

Phil Archer is a veteran Houston journalist who began his career with KRPC TV in 1976. Starting out on the police beat as a reporter-photographer, he's covered everything from government to fires, floods and foreign wars.

As a Channel 2 correspondent he's investigated charity rip-offs in Houston, documented the war on the ground in El Salvador, and pursued a fugitive priest to Spain.

Phil has won awards from the Associated Press, UPI, Houston Press Club, Houston Fire Department, Association for Retarded Citizens, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and American Quarter Horse Association. In 2006, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awarded Phil first place for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

In 1978, he received the Perringer Award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters after being stabbed and hospitalized while covering the Moody Park Riot.

In 1983, Phil was chosen to attend the University of Chicago as a William Benton Fellow in Broadcasting.

Prior to that, he attended the University of Houston, majoring in journalism.

Phil is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas.

He and his lovely wife Joy reside in Fort Bend County.

Want to drop Phil a line or give him a news tip? E-mail him at and follow him on Facebook.

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