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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A Virginia mansion burned by the British during the Revolutionary War provides the setting of Professor James Coltrain's "Blackhaven."

DMD Professor’s Historically Themed Video Game Receives Industry Accolades

'Blackhaven is a slower, quieter game drawing from real historical documents, and so it’s really exciting to see it get this kind of attention'

UConn fans cheering on a basketball team at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

Study: Being a Fan at Gampel Pavilion (and Elsewhere) Absolutely Rules

Research demonstrates that the in-person experience is richer than watching an event on TV

Volunteers help with Operation Community Impact, a UConn Extension program that assists Connecticut dairy farmers and food pantries (Contributed photo).

UConn Extension Cares for Community in Ways Both Obvious and Little-Known

UConn is part of all 169 Connecticut towns and cities, thanks to Extension

UConn Ph.D. candidate Ben Ahiadu didn't own a computer until his third year of college. He's working to change that for young students in his native Ghana (Adobe Stock).

Classrooms Without Computers: UConn Grad Student Seeking to Change that in Ghana

'These kids we are talking about are in resource-limited areas. They are at a disadvantage compared to children in bigger cities and towns'