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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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33 Comments on "Chris Phillips says goodbye as he leaves for love"

2015 years 10 months ago

I’m sad to hear you go. You’re one reason why I watch WWAY. But I wish you plenty of happiness with your fiancee.

Susan Hoppe
2015 years 10 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

2015 years 10 months ago

We are going to miss you. Please let us know how that shivering practice goes.

2015 years 10 months ago

Chris…we all hate to see you go!! Wishing you the best of luck, and if you can, put some ” wedding” pictures on Facebook for all of us to see, with Roberts’ permission of course. Best Wishes to you both! Have fun in SC!!

Lori L. Morris
2015 years 10 months ago

Chris, I’m sorry to hear that you are leaving, but I’m happy for you and wish you all the best with your upcoming marriage and new job. I know you will be successful in whatever you do and I have very much enjoyed watching you do the weather and news. I am also glad to have gotten to meet you. You will be missed.


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