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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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'

"Marriage Preparations" by Dulari Devi, one of dozens of examples of Indian Mithila art currently on display in an exhibition at the Benton Museum of Art.

Art Professor Shares Personal Collection of Mithila Art in Latest Exhibition at the Benton

The tradition of beautiful, elaborate works was 'hidden from history' until the 20th century

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Discusses Race and US History at UConn Event

The Pulitzer Prize winner addressed racism, The 1619 Project, and what it means to be patriotic in the United States

Ellen Litman at the Homer Babbidge Library on March 30, 2017.

‘It’s Hard To Look Away’: UConn English Professor Chronicles War From Russian-American Perspective

Ellen Litman says today's Russia bears striking similarities to the country she knew before the fall of communism

Hooded hacker person using smartphone in infodemic concept with digital glitch effect.

Report: Russian Disinformation Campaign Targeted Ukraine, Other Countries During Pandemic

'Weaponizing' social media has become common as the Internet turns into a battleground

Handmade shadow puppets of Esther and King Ahasuerus were designed for UConn's production of "Wayang Esther: A Contemporary Retelling of the Book of Esther," which will be performed March 12 and 13 at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.

Celebrating Purim with a Spiel That Shows Off What Happens in the Shadows

A production in West Hartford draws on artistic traditions from around the globe to celebrate the Jewish holiday

The puppets on display in the "Hecho en Puerto Rico" exhibit range in age from 1960 to the present, and reflect a variety of styles, artistic media, and purposes (Tom Breen / UConn Photo).

Ballard Exhibit Highlights Depth of Puerto Rican Puppetry to Educate, Entertain, Advocate

'We want to draw attention to what puppetry has been, is, and could be and how it connects with the important ideas that people have about themselves, their communities, and their society'

State Historian Walt Woodward (UConn Photo).

State Historian Walter Woodward Considers the Past as He Looks to the Future

After 18 years, with a hand in everything from school curricula to podcasting, Connecticut's fifth state historian looks both backward and forward

Kyle Huson '16 says his experiences at UConn have prepared him for the pressure and excitement of covering the Paralympic Games (courtesy of Kyle Huson).

‘I Feel Incredibly Lucky’: UConn Grad in Beijing to Cover Paralympics

How studying journalism and communication - and playing hockey - at UConn helped prepare Kyle Huson to cover the Games in China

Drone photo of the Student Union Mall , Wilbur Cross, and sunset.

From Policy to Practical: UConn Students, Alumni Use Personal Strengths to Address Climate Change

Marshaling the University's resources to tackle the pressing issue of climate change through research, policy advocacy, and more