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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Ping Chong, a theater director and choreographer, leads a master class at the Drama-Music Building on Jan. 26, 2023.

Theater’s Ping Chong Enjoys Three-Day Residency, Shares the Way He Sees Performance

The much-lauded artist has been defying expectations for more than five decades

Arpita Kurdekar, an integrated studies Ph.D. candidate in both the School of Fine Arts and the School of Engineering at UConn, poses for a photo among her artwork displayed in her apartment in Storrs

Laying a New Foundation Before Building Up

UConn’s first integrative studies student bridges passion for art, engineering in research and life

Japanese drumming group Kodo performing

Jorgensen Celebrates Return of Children’s Programming, Marks Ukrainian Anniversary

Once again, wide-eyed children are welcomed back to the Jorgensen for a trio of shows this spring

Jared Beltz '23 (SFA) shows photographs he took to UConn women's basketball junior forward Aubrey Griffin during a recent media day event he organized as an intern in a creative partnership between the Digital & Media Design and Athletics departments.

Creative Partnership Gives a Win to Both DMD and Athletics

'Connecticut is the sports entertainment capital of the world'

Image of one fish being surrounded by a pool of other fish

Professors Challenge Christian Right to Live Out Their Faith with Humility and Compassion

'People are diving deeper into their faith and asking questions they suppressed or were discouraged from asking all their lives'

Science Isn’t Always Black and White; UConn Sci-Art Gallery Seeks to Add Color

Combining artistic technique with scientific insight to create holistic scholarship

Molly James '23 Ph.D., left, and Hea Youn "Sophy" Chung pose together in August when James visited Seoul, South Korea, as part of a collaboration to turn scientific data into music.

Making Music from Data Points: Grad Student Collaborates to ‘Sonify’ Science

'Looking at graphs is not something that’s intuitive for most people, but music is a way that you can communicate something'

From left, campus director Dr. Jennifer Orlikoff, Husky Harvest student workers Djanne Martinez and Eden Davies, professor Laura Bunyan, and operations worker Rosa Rizzo pose for photo in the “Husky Harvest” food pantry at UConn Stamford

Husky Harvest Aims to Help Regional Campuses with Food Insecurity

Students, faculty, community groups, merchants, and others join together to address growing need

Students from the Stonington High School marching band rehearse with members of the UConn marching band during one of UCMB’s high school band clinics

UCMB Leaders Help High School Marching Bands ‘Look Great, Sound Great’

Make Your Own Band Day brings lessons of performance and camaraderie to high schools across Connecticut

UConn students John Durham and Mariel Beebe salute the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial on the Storrs campus.

Veterans Day Provides Opportunity to Recognize UConn’s Military Community

Educating, training, and celebrating the 800 military-affiliated students at UConn