Kimberly Phillips

Kimberly Phillips embarked on a career in journalism at 16 when a high school friend interested in starting a student newspaper recruited her help. She went on to intern and later work at the weekly paper in her Connecticut hometown, and after graduation from Central Connecticut State University joined the staff at the Register Citizen in Torrington. In early 2002, she moved to the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, rising through the ranks from reporter to town editor, state editor, and eventually news editor. After nearly 20 years at the JI, the last four as the newsroom’s top local editor, she shifted her professional path, wanting to get back to personally telling people’s stories. Phillips came to UConn in December 2021 to write for UConn Today and promote the University community’s achievements. She lives in Manchester with husband Jay and son Ethan.

Author Archive

A Black woman calculates home heating costs with her calculator and laptop.

Study Says Black Households Pay Higher Heating Costs, Seek Cold-Related Medical Care More Often

'People who are unlikely to have heat are in areas that have been chronically disinvested in and under-resourced'

Floating Points Exhibit by artist Oskar Landi in The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at Avery Point

Art Meets Science in ‘Floating Points’ Exhibition at AVS Gallery at Avery Point

The presence of microplastics in the world's oceans are the focus of the exhibition, which runs through Dec. 10

UConn music composition professor Kenneth Fuchs at the recording sessions for his album "Cloud Slant" at St. Augustine’s Church in Kilburn, London.

UConn’s Fuchs Earns Grammy Nomination for Latest Album, ‘Cloud Slant’

Acclaimed recording chosen from among hundreds of submissions for the famed award; winners will be announced in February

Items on display in the "Tradition and Revolution in Indian Shadow Puppetry" exhibition currently on display in the Ballard Institute and Museum sit in the exhibit

12 Generations and Counting: Indian Shadow Puppetry Exhibition Hundreds of Years in the Making

'Shadow puppetry is a living tradition, and I come from a traditional family that is doing modern things'

UConn Recreation's Road Dogs running group has trained for the Husky Run & Ruck: Salute to Service race, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 12.

Running, Rucking, and Remembering: UConn, HMF Team Up for Veterans Day Road Race

Sunday, Nov. 12 event pays tribute to alum and Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, killed in action in 2017

Alexa Udell '24 takes photos of Remi Dupuis '26 for her photography project that highlights transgender students at UConn in the shade garden near the Benton Museum

UConn Student’s Trans Photography Project Has One Simple Goal – To Affirm

'It’s a personal mission of mine to make sure that trans people have photos of themselves that make them feel proud and happy'

Five ballerinas en pointe on stage, arms around each other, rear view

Audience Expectations: Study Shows Patrons Expect to See White Ballerinas

A new study from UConn researchers is among the first to empirically document what many dance enthusiasts have known for some time: Audience members expect the ballerinas they see on stage to be white

UConn women's basketball player Paige Bueckers stocks the shelves of the Husky Harvest food pantry in Storrs during a press conference announcing hers and partner Chegg Inc.'s support for Husky Harvest

Paige Bueckers, Chegg Inc. Announce Their Support for Husky Harvest in Storrs

'For Paige to step up and make this a priority is something I commend her for. She’s an incredibly busy student-athlete with a rigorous schedule'

Regina Barreca, distinguished professor of english, at her office in the Austin Building

Celebrating the ‘Fallen Woman’: 30 from UConn Tell Their Stories to Keep the Conversation Going

'We’ve been taught to identify with the good girl, but it’s only the fallen woman who’s intriguing'

"Song of the North" will be performed Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Six UConn connected puppeteers contributed to the show, three of whom helped fabricate the hundreds of puppets in the show.

UConn Connections Permeate World-Traveling Puppet Show Set to Open Jorgensen’s Season

'Song of the North' blends traditional motifs, cutting-edge tech for one-of-a-kind experience