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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Stephen Bingham stands outside San Quentin Prison in California in the present day. The film, "A Double Life," features his story.

Latest Project from UConn Filmmaker a Personal One; Uncle’s Story Told in ‘A Double Life’

The film tells the story of attorney Stephen Bingham, a Connecticut native who became a fugitive after being accused of helping spark a 1971 prison uprising

"Infused Sunset" by artist Sharon Smalls is on display as part of the "Symphony of Colors" exhibition at the Ferguson Library near UConn Stamford. The show was curated by Isabella Montenegro '19 (SFA)

UConn Connections Aplenty in ‘Symphony of Colors’ Art Exhibition in Stamford

'This show felt so special because a lot of the artists are my friends or people who I’ve become close with the past year'

Students in professor Enrique Figueredo's Printmaking Workshop class (ART 3530) observe and discuss some of the artwork put on display by Assistant Curator and Academic Liaison for University Learning Amanda Douberley in the Benton Museum of Art's new Education Space

Benton Collection Not Just for Art Students; New Education Center Allows for Deeper Learning

'We don’t provide the stereotypical idea of just a walk and talk; we're really asking visitors to participate'

Black schoolgirl solving addition sum on white board with marker pen.

HDFS Researcher Offers 3 Ways for Educators to Foster Black Girl Magic in Students

'There’s not a right way to have Black Girl Magic. Whatever it might be for you, it’s something that needs to be celebrated'

Imani Winds

Jorgensen Building Chamber Music Audience One Student at a Time

'Some students have told me after a concert it was one of the most beautiful things they’d ever heard'

The silhouette of Abigail Baird '24 MFA shows through a projection screen during rehearsal for her one-woman show "Nothing Really Matters" in the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre

‘America’s Got Talent’ Alum, Soon-to-Be UConn Grad Marries Aerial Acrobatics, Animation

'I am a physical storyteller. I really like to tell stories nonverbally because it creates a universal language'

View of music notes on paper sheets.

UConn Music Makers Spotlight Composers Outside Traditional Repertoire

'Making music is about reflecting life. If we only represent one side of humanity, we’re being dishonest'

The Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Conference to Connect Lawmakers, Scientists in Unified Mission to Bolster Connecticut

Knocking down the obstacles between policymakers and cutting-edge research

The Clothing for All closet at the Stamford campus

UConn Stamford Clothing Pantry Offers Students Range of Everyday Wear, Professional Attire

'We’re just trying to break down barriers so they can access things that will enrich their lives'

Thomas Long, professor-in-residence emeritus and director of the Nursing Learning Community, holds a leaf from the Beauvais Missal, which he recently donated to the Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, in the Dodd Center for Human Rights

Page From Storied Beauvais Missal Added to UConn’s Archives; Donation Courtesy of Professor Emeritus

'From the first time I saw this beauty, I knew it was a genuine manuscript page'