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Camille Phillips

Education Reporter

Instagram: camille.m.phillips

Camille Phillips has covered education for Texas Public Radio since 2017. She is also the host of The Enduring Gap, a limited series podcast exploring the Latino college gap in San Antonio, what can be done to close it, and what the rest of the country can learn from it.

In her time at TPR, Camille has focused on students, including the ways calls to ban books effects LGBTQ students, and a push from student advocates to end school policing.

She has also covered the growth of charter schools, the impact and causes of the teacher shortage, and the extra strain remote learning put on parents of students with disabilities.

Her work also regularly airs nationally on NPR, including her coverage of the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, a change in state curriculum acknowledging slavery as a cause of the Civil War, and a course at St. Mary’s University encouraging students to embrace their Spanglish.

In 2023, her work was recognized with a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media, the Eddie Prize from the Education Writers Association, and two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Before coming to TPR, Camille worked for St. Louis Public Radio, where she was part of the news team that won a national Edward R. Murrow and a Peabody Award for One Year in Ferguson, a multi-media reporting project.

She has an undergraduate degree from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Camille can be reached at Signal, WhatsApp, or via email at camille@tpr.org for news tips and story ideas. She’s on Instagram @camille.m.phillips.