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Thanks everybody. It has been a time of great new beginnings for me here. From starting in weather back in 2005 to my move to the anchor desk. I had a chance to meet so many people covering weather and news.

Wilmington has been a wonderful home and I will miss many people here, in Southport, Carolina and Kure Beaches.

TV is a mobile business, like a sports team many people come and go under the station banner. WWAY will continue to grow through change and challenges and will endure as a place where many will begin a career in TV and some will remain long enough to become familiar.

I will miss you all.

Chris Phillips


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A familiar face is leaving us soon in the name of romance.

Chris Phillips, our co-anchor and former chief meteorologist, is moving to the Columbia, SC, area to be closer to his fiancee Roberta. They plan to marry in 2014.

Chris is one of the most talented on-air people I’ve ever worked with. He can talk about anything for as long as you need him to during a newscast. Plus he’s incredibly witty to boot.

I know I will be joined by thousands of people in Southeastern North Carolina who will be sad to see him go and will miss his charm and talent. It was a great opportunity for this television station to be able to bring Chris back to anchor in 2010.

Chris’s last day on-air will be the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Chris – good luck, thank you for all that you did for WWAY, and we wish you and Roberta nothing but the best together!


Scott Pickey
News Director

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Karen Narusewicz
2016 years 2 months ago

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Was sad to see you go the first time, now it’s happening again! Gonna miss you but good luck in the next chapter in your life! :(

marissa bennett
2016 years 2 months ago

Im sad to hear you are leaving the wwaytv3 staff.
I wish you luck on your upcoming wedding. You will be missed.

2016 years 2 months ago

We will miss you in Wilmington Chris (a little bit of Cuban flavor in the news), but you and Roberta need to be together. It is wonderful that you are able to follow her to SC. I worked with Roberta at FH and miss her too, but I am happy for both of you. Wishing you the best always. Congratulations!

2016 years 2 months ago

We’re sorry to see Chris leave. We enjoyed his news anchor style. We also had the pleasure of meeting Chris by chance at The Basics downtown when we were having dinner there. Good Luck.

Susan Hoppe
2016 years 2 months ago

I taught with Roberta at Barringer Academic center in Charlotte. We met one time in Wilmington but we have watched you on the news while visiting the beach. You will be missed but congrats on the wedding. Hoppe

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