Former WHUR, WTEM Host Jerry Phillips Dies At 75
September 19, 2014 at 3:55 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime WASHINGTON, D.C. host JERRY PHILLIPS, who died AUGUST 29th at his home in WASHINGTON of multiple myeloma at 75, according to THE WASHINGTON POST.
PHILLIPS hosted mornings at WHUR in the 1970s and 1980s and then hosted the "METRO TALK" public affairs show at WTEM-A and WBIG until 2005 when the show was dropped by then-owner CLEAR CHANNEL. He then served as a regular guest on NBC O&O WRC-TV (NBC 4)'s "REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK." He also worked for the D.C. government for 25 years, including work for the D.C. Public Schools office of communications and as a producer and director for the municipal cable channel.
In a statement, Mayor VINCENT GRAY called PHILLIPS "a dedicated journalist and a public-affairs mentor as well as a tireless advocate for our city’s downtrodden, oppressed and disadvantaged."