Juanita Phillips

If you are an avid news watcher, then it is very unlikely that you are not familiar with Juanita Philips. Born in Brisbane on 11 October 1963, Juanita Phillips is an Australian journalist and news presenter. She is currently with ABC as the weeknight presenter of ABC News in and evening presenter for ABC News 24.

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Juanita Phillips is a well-educated woman, but details on her universities and colleges is not available right now. Details of her childhood are also not available at this moment, but it does not seem like she has had a difficult time during her childhood period.

Juanita gave her debut in the year 1982, where she worked as a cadet journalist in The Courier Mail. She served there as a columnist and as well as a writer there. Later in the year 1990, Juanita became a part of TVQ – 10 Brisbane, where she served as a reporter and as well as a presenter there. Soon in short, she made her national presenter by teaming up with Ten Eyewitness News which is a weekend edition that took place in the year 1993. Later, after a year's time, she migrated to Sydney and became a part of Ron Wilson at Ten – 10’s News at Five following Sandra Sully. Juanita was the lead presenter of the news bulletin for 2 years time and later followed by Jessica Rowe.

During the year 1997, she served as a presenter of Sky News Australia while Juanita was moved to London to work as the presenter of BBC World News. Later Phillips moved her line of work to CNN International which is also in London, where she served as the co-host on CNN Today prior turning back to Australia as a weekend host of ABC News at South Wales. Later in the year 2003, Juanita was appointed as the co-host of ABC News NSW sharing the screens with Tony Eastley and further she appeared as the sole presenter of the news bulletin.

On 30 November 2007, Phillips suffered an on-air coughing fit while presenting ABC News NSW, forcing the ABC to switch to a simulcast of the Victoria state bulletin from its Melbourne station until her coughing fit subsided. Also during 2007, Phillips wrote a number of articles for The Bulletin including an article on animal rights activist Lyn White that caused some controversy. In her 2010 book, A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life, she describes the episode as a result of a stress-induced laryngeal spasm. Juanita has penned quite many interesting books and most of them were targeted for children. Her books, including the Newspaper Kids were targeted to kids belonging to 7 – 12 years of age and also she has penned plenty of magazines and newspapers as well. A few of her magazines will include “Lunch with…”  which scored firm recognition and fame. Also, she has authored the book A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: how to have it all, do it all, and keep it all together in  2010, where she talks about work life balance and motherhood. 

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 11 Oct, 1963
Age: 56 yrs
Occupations: Writer
Children's writer
Citizenship: Australia
Gender: Female
Description: Australian journalist
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Sep 6 2021
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