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.


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U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm speaks a press conference at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering

‘The Middle of History Being Made’: US Energy Secretary Granholm Lauds UConn in Campus Visit

Granholm visited multiple locations on campus to learn about UConn's leadership in clean energy research and application

Nicholas Xenophontos ’23 (CLAS) reads his prize-winning essay on the meaning of America

In Defining ‘America,’ Students Critique, Criticize, and Warn of What Is and Could Be

'If people value democracy, trust each other and the democratic process, they will build a better nation'

Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

History Professor Manisha Sinha Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Sinha is working on an expansive examination of the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction

Kaelynne Hernandez '22 (SFA), left, and Ashante Kindle '22 MFA talk about Kindle's art installation at the William Benton Museum of Art recently. The 2022 Studio Art and Digital Media and Design Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be on display through May 8. (Kimberly Phillips/UConn Today)

Spring Art Shows Put Graduating Students’ Work on Display

From the everyday to the celestial, students find inspiration for art in many sources

Over the last two years, Leandra Manos has had many close calls when her father George got out of bed and wandered around at night. Her solution is to sleep next to his bed to prevent him from hurting himself. This is one image from Smith's photo essay, "A Daughter's Long Goodbye," which has won several awards this year.

Finding Inspiration in the Face of Alzheimer’s: ‘A Caregiver’s Journey’ Looks at Life With the Disease

UConn journalism professor documents Manchester woman's struggle to provide care for her ailing father

Soon-to-be UConn graduates, from left, Catherine Odendahl '22 (ENG) of Trumbull, Viktoria Sinani '22 (CLAS) of Branford, Marissa Airoldi '22 (CLAS) of Tolland, and Caleb Blanchard '22 (CLAS) of Mansfield pose for a photo recently. They helped run the Southern New England Middle School Science Bowl in February.

Everyone Wins at the Science Bowl, Thanks to UConn Seniors

Undergrads ensure the regional event for middle schoolers runs smoothly, while helping spark interest in the next generation of learners

Members of The Bread and Puppet Theater from Vermont performing a play on Fairfield Way. The company will stage a production of the ancient Greek tragedy "The Persians" on the South Campus lawn April 23 and 24.

Weekend Performances of ‘The Persians’ Bring Puppets Back to Life on Campus

Presenting an ancient Greek tragedy with new resonance in light of the war in Ukraine

A picture of UConn Stamford at night, with cars driving by, leaving streaks of light behind them.

Pop-Up Food Pantry at UConn Stamford Aims to Curb Food Insecurity

A class project that's making a dent in the problem of hunger

Sabrina Uva, a UConn senior who has led an effort to provide menstrual products like tampons for free at state-funded institutions in Connecticut.

Graduating HDFS Student Driven to Advocacy: ‘Everyone should have access to basic needs’

'I get involved in everything I’m passionate about, and UConn gave me that ability to tap into these different networks'

Hypnotist Asad Mecci and comedian Colin Mochrie, who are performing on Friday at Jorgensen, pose together in front of a dark backdrop illuminated by spotlights.

Audience Members Become Stars of the Show in ‘HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis’ at the Jorgensen

'When you hypnotize somebody, the part of the brain that deals with self-reflection becomes disconnected'